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February 4, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Its motto signals that this is no typical government-funded employment agency: "We are praying for your success." Literally. Shield of Faith, a Pentecostal congregation in Pomona, received $250,000 in federal funds two years ago to run a job-placement service, the kind of church-state partnership that President Bush envisions dramatically expanding. The agency's staff members, who work across the hall from the church sanctuary, offer the usual resume-writing services, job leads and job fairs.
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February 4, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Its motto signals that this is no typical government-funded employment agency: "We are praying for your success." Literally. Shield of Faith, a Pentecostal congregation in Pomona, received $250,000 in federal funds two years ago to run a job-placement service, the kind of church-state partnership that President Bush envisions dramatically expanding. The agency's staff members, who work across the hall from the church sanctuary, offer the usual resume-writing services, job leads and job fairs.
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March 2, 1995 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an abrupt change of course on welfare reform, Republican leaders in Congress have decided to subject the government's $27-billion food stamp program to the same kind of stringent work requirements that they intend to impose on cash benefits, according to congressional sources. The plan, details of which will be released later in the week, also would allow states to set time limits for food stamp eligibility similar to the time limits they plan for cash welfare.
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