I doubt you will be laid off for eternity... my job was automotive based and went to competitors in Mexico. The autophoretic plant I worked at is still in business, but they only run production 8 hours a day for 3 days... a far cry from 20/6 we used to run.
I am very please with the way that layoff turned out... the reduced stress, the lower blood pressure, the lack of ulcers. lol Now I have time to raise my kids... as I am a stay at home Dad. We restructured our finances and sold off a lot of what we thought we "needed" to have the life we have now, but I don't think we would want it any other way.
I still make a little on the side... what I make pays for vacations, eating at restaurants, ordering pizza... the non-essentials and the extras.