There are many good reasons to go and find a new job because of persistent layoffs. As with everything career oriented, however, there can be some good reasons to stay and take a layoff package. Not many. A few.
Here are five good reasons to stay and take the risk of being laid off with a package:
You should note all of these reasons are your financial reasons to stay. You will get more money from the company if you stay — diametrically opposed to a company that is laying people off to save the very money they are paying you for your work. This is an adversarial position. Being in this position means your carefully laid plans (or hopes) of not being laid off in order to accomplish these goals is entirely at risk.
This also assumes you will get a layoff package — not always the case.
Are there other reasons to stay and take a package? I’d love to hear some.