She may already be doing so, but just in case.....
Don't rule out civil service/local government employers. While 'the man' almost never pays as well as the private sector, there are generally never any reduction-in-force issues since a lot of positions are considered essential personnel, (even a lot of entry ones). It's also nice to have fairly a fairly solid benefits plan. I'm personally a fan of County Governments and their retirement plan, vs City governments, but benefits are benefits.
Harris County - http://www.hctx.net/hrrm/employment.aspx
City of Houston - http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/
TCDRS (County Retirement system) - https://www.tcdrs.org/
HMEPS (City Retirement system) - http://www.hmeps.org/
Good luck to her.