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Sparkman’s Job Talk Radio

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on September 9, 2010

According to Fired Up, “this year Missouri’s unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in 25 years”, because of this fact Sparkman Christian Classified Publication started The Sparkman Job Talk Radio Show nearly a year ago. Each broadcast is hosted by Marilyn Parker Sparkman’s editor and publisher . Every the show features guest that share information about job opening or job readiness programs. Minister Charles Roach of Trinity Mt. Carmel church gives the inspirational thought for the day where he takes about biblical principles that can help job seekers refine adaptive skills for the workplace.

Parker states that the Sparkman Christian Classified Publication started with an emphasis on employment classified ads. She states,” we started sponsoring job fairs for the community about 8 years ago”. According to Parker employment ministry is a tool for evangelism, it gives us an opportunity to bring people in who can share resources, information about jobs and the good news about Jesus. Sparkman Christian Classifieds is focused on employment ministry, that is the reason they have a career guide in each issue of the publication. Sparkman publication started a lecture series, “How to Succeed on your job according to Biblical principles” about five years ago. At first different area pastors wrote a column each month eventually Pastor Charles Roach of Trinity Mt. Carmel Baptist Church became the featured columnist. Roach will also be featured on the Sparkman Job Talk Radio Show.

Roach explained, “Employment ministry is essential because having a relationship with God helps us to deal with difficulties on the job and having a spiritual foundation assist employees with skills to provide better interaction between, managers, co-workers and everyone in the work place”. Roach states that are two books in the bible that contain stories that provide answers for people dealing with work place issues. Those stories are Joseph in the thirteen chapter of Genesis and the book of Daniel. Roach states Joseph faced a lot of difficult work place situations but he handled them with integrity.

Parker states, “On the radio show we deal with topics for the diverse group of unemployed people that make up the workforce. She states , ” We have guest on the show that help ex-offenders re-entry into workplace to agency that assist the disabled with job training. Parker said, “We are trying to answer questions about all the concerns people have with employment issues including transportation”.

For assistance with employment check out the career guide in Sparkman Christian Classified publication or tune in to KXEN 1010am on Tuesday from 3:30-4:00 for The Sparkman Job talk radio show.

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