Jim and Tammy McGarry (Photo by Sid Hastings/Genesis)

Spirit of St. Louis

Jobs | Christian training programs are working hard to help their students become employable and, in some cases, employed
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 9/12/11, 03:43 am

ST. LOUIS-With 35 years of experience in human resources, Lane Hardie knows a thing or two about how to get a job. "Don't look at the qualifications of a job, but the tasks that the job requires," he always tells job seekers. Following his retirement in 2006, Hardie has helped some St. Louis-unemployed find jobs, but it's tough: Since he began a job-help program at his church, Central Presbyterian, in October 2009, 60 people have gone through the three-month course, but so far only eight have found full-time jobs.

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Photo by Neal C. Lauron/Genesis

ECON 101

Jobs | Teaching about money shouldn't wait until high school or college-and it's inner-city schools and a new economics program that are leading the way to elementary financial literacy
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/12/11, 03:43 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio-When fourth-grader Kadayah Keys casually stops by the store at Harambee Christian School here to buy a granola bar for her mid-morning snack, a lot more goes on than a simple commercial transaction.

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