Dear (Your Friend’s Name)
I was shocked to hear that your services have been terminated with effect from 1st of this month. Well, you have become a victim of the implementation by the government of a general policy of retrenchment during the current economic crisis stalking the country. It is really very pain full that no alternative employment has been given. However, you must not get disappointed as there are many who have had to suffer like you, thanks to the economy measures taken by the government. Ultimately, the government looks to the wider interest of the nation.
Dear Friend (Name), since you cannot afford to remain without regular employment because of having to support a family, I would suggest to you to take up a job in a private concern. Service in a private concern now-a-days is as good as government service. I believe that the experience that you have gained during this period of government service will stand you in good stead and will help you to get a job in a private concern. Your integrity, sincerity and devotion to work are guarantors of your success.
If I can be of any help, please feel free to write,
With best wishes,