I don't know you or what you do, but I'm in engineering and was able to put together enough side-job type work to get me through. Nothing big, just small jobs putting permit drawings together for residential projects. Found the jobs by putting up little fliers up at hardware stores and in local papers, then word of mouth took it from there. I hope you can find something like that to help you out.
Good luck, don't ever give up!
Thank you very much. I don't intend to give up and I'm trying to come up with side projects or temp work myself. Unfortunately, I'm in financial services. Or WAS in it and so are 500 other people in this area. I've actually noticed more cold calls from recruiters since the election. Maybe it's just wishful thinking but I have to imagine that businesses now have an idea that some sort of checks will exist against the reign of terror of the past 2 years.