A few words to those who were laid off
These internal positions they posted and so generously allow us to apply to are also open to the public, as I do see them posted on indeed, linkedin and dice.
In addition, if you are being laid-off, you are also in direct competition with the other folks who are laid off AND folks who are looking for a change (those with jobs)
Hence your chances of landing anything is extremely slim, given the competition. So if HR keeps telling you, "look at all these positions - don't feel too dejected - given the odds stacked against you, it would a miracle if you landed a new role as easy as they make it sound like