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“Employment,” Employment (2020)

“Employment,” Employment

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“Work is an important gospel principle. It fosters growth and develops us. God condemns idleness and encourages us to ‘do many things of [our] own free will’ (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27). The Lord not only wants us to provide for our families but to be ‘anxiously engaged in a good cause’ (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27). Good employment is important for us to better provide for our families” (Gospel Topics, “Employment,”

Work is also a blessing from God, as President David O. McKay taught: “Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success” (Pathways to Happiness [1957], 381).


Additional Resources

  • (find resources to find a job and prepare with a resume and interviewing and networking skills)

  • Self-reliance groups (find practical courses, such as “Find a Better Job,” “Education for Better Work,” and “Starting and Growing My Business”)