Get Hired hopefuls look to join work force
FOR many people having a job is a normal part of life and brings with it a home, family and security – but spare a thought for those who can't build such a life because they can't get a job.
Last week, we introduced 30-year-old Daniel Hale, from Whitleigh, to readers.
He wants to work because, well, he wants the sort of life many of us take for granted.
And we've also recently told you about John Heslop, from Stonehouse, who despite being a qualified television engineer has been unemployed for nearly two years.
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And this week, we've caught up with Adrian Ward, who also wants to gain independence, but first needs a job.
But even if you've got a family, having no job brings other issues.
Since The Herald launched its Get Hired campaign in June, we've followed various job-seekers, with differing stories but one thing in common – they want to work.
Michael Connors, from Keyham, is applying for care sector jobs after taking part in a two-week Skills for Care course organised by training and employment support organisation Working Links.
Meanwhile, Marc Du feu, also from Stonehouse, has been trying to secure a job by "cold calling" employers, and attending City College Plymouth to brush up on his maths and English.
Stella Murray, from North Prospect, joined a computer and English literature courses at City College Plymouth.
And James Ranger, from Tamerton Foliot, is planning to become self-employed by setting up a mobile phone repair venture.
Some, however, have found success.
Liane Cvetanovic, from Ford, has started clothing business New to You after moving onto the Enterprise Allowance scheme for entrepreneurs.
Window fitter Luke Male went from living in his car to having a roof over his head, after window firm New View Windows, in Saltash, offered him work.
Paul Farley, from Torpoint, didn't stay out of work long either – landing a post helping to deliver the new qualification in dance, music and media at his old school, Torpoint Community College.
Are you an employer who can help any of our Get Hired hopefuls? Ring William Telford on 01752 765529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org