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Support for unemployed comes in variety of forms

From "NewsDesk" <NewsDesk@UMCOM.ORG>
Date Tue, 7 Jan 2003 15:05:47 -0600

Jan. 7, 2003  News media contact: Tim Tanton7(615)742-54707Nashville, Tenn. 

NOTE: This tips list is a sidebar to UMNS story #005.

By Amy Green*

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - With the nation's economy still resisting recovery,
churches are eager to help the unemployed. Here's how a few are doing it:

7	Weekly seminars. Topics generally range from networking to
negotiating for the highest salary to owning your own business.

7	Support groups. Frequently incorporated with weekly seminars, these
groups give job seekers a chance to hear from those who found a job after a
layoff and learn how they dealt with unemployment.

7	Work space. Some churches offer up their computers or fax machines
when members don't have those things at home.

7	Bills and rent. Some United Methodist churches have helped struggling
families keep up with mounting expenses.

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*Green is a free-lance writer in Nashville, Tenn. She formerly covered
religion for the Associated Press.

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