Out of the changes brought about by the recession comes great opportunity for many.
Have a read of Scott Pennington's paper The Opportunity for Entrepreneurship in Ontario where he notes, in a similar vein, that:
For many workers this lack of stability has had negative consequences. This is particularly the case for those who have relied on the same job for the same firm for many years, or even decades. In the new economic environment, such singular loyalty can be a liability rather than an asset if workers have not developed a broad set of applicable skills and competencies.