Job hunter hits the Bruce Highway
IT is a tough job market in Gympie at the moment, so tough it has forced 52-year-old Graham Stevens to hit the Bruce Highway in search for work.
Mr Stevens, a qualified cabinet maker, said he has tried everything to get a job and now he is starting to get desperate.
Living off savings and unable to get unemployment benefits, the ex-New Zealander is running out of options in his quest to find full-time work.
“I will do anything,” Mr Stevens said. “As long as I can get a full-time job.”
“I have put three ads in the paper, I check the job ads every day and have put my name down at all the job search agencies.
“There’s nothing available – I am getting very desperate.”
Mr Stevens said he has even approached all the cabinet makers in town.
“No one’s employing,” he said.
Yesterday was Mr Stevens’s second stint on the highway looking for work.
“I was here three weeks ago but my partner’s mother died,” Mr Stephens said.
“This is the only thing I can think of that I haven’t done to try and get a job.
“I am not an idiot, I have a brain.
“I am a qualified cabinet maker, have been a foreman, can drive a forklift. I could be a good handyman.
“I will do anything, I just need someone to give me a go.
“I am a bloody good worker. I am wasted just sitting at home.”
Can you help out Mr Stevens? Give him a ring on 0424 772 247 and give the Kiwi a go.