Tag Archive: job

Jun 09

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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Jun 07

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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Jun 03

Oklahoma’s Biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its senators — all Republicans, had voted against a bill providing funds to states …

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Apr 09

City to host career fair

The City of Longview will host a Career Fair, Wednesday, April 10, 4-7pm, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd. The event will showcase careers available with the City of Longview from police officers to firefighters to public works and more. City departments will have information about current job openings as …

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Mar 22

Does God decide who is going to live and who will die?

Does God decide who lives and who dies from illness, accident, or wartime battle? Five veterans of the Iraq War, profiled in USA Weekend recently, have no doubt. Having faced situations where by all logic they should have died, they are agreed that “God had decided it wasn’t my time.” A missionary friend survived a …

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May 22

Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

By Jason Alderman High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or …

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May 07

LETU to launch new math concentration

LeTourneau University plans to expand its mathematics department beginning Fall 2012 with several new concentrations. One of the new concentrations is Financial Mathematics. This new concentration blends a solid mathematics degree with business courses to equip students for jobs in state and federal government, brokerage firms, banking, pharmaceutical firms, and international finance. Another new concentration …

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Apr 10

Invoking fake job creators to cut taxes on the rich

We’re squandering an extraordinary opportunity to rebuild America. By Robert L. Borosage Conservatives like House Speaker John Boehner say the government can’t raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires because they are “job creators.” Instead, House Republicans are once more calling for trillions in more tax cuts for the richest Americans. That’s a big mistake. The …

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