Nov 28, 2008 — Melinda Little has been a private business owner and entrepreneur in Saranac Lake for years. Last February, she took a job with the American Management Association, a national management training company with offices in Saranac Lake. But then, in late October, Little was laid-off. She was hit by the wave of jobs cuts and hiring freezes that has swept companies and government agencies across New York state. According to a study released last week by the state Comptroller's office, another 225,000 jobs could be lost statewide over the next year. Melinda Little agreed to sit down with Brian Mann to talk about what it's like to be on the receiving end of a lay-off. She also offered some advice for how workers can prepare if they think their job is at risk.