New recruits join Get Hired campaign
THE Herald is being inundated with requests from jobless people wanting to be featured in our Get Hired campaign.
It shows just how deeply unemployment runs through the economy at the moment.
But it also reveals that there are many people who desperately want to work.
This week we're introducing 30-year-old Daniel Hale to readers.
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He wants to work because, well, he wants the sort of life many of us take for granted.
Last week, we told you about John Heslop, who despite being a qualified television engineer has been unemployed for nearly two years.
The week before, Adrian Ward, from Higher Compton, said he was hoping to find something soon after having applied for "hundreds" of jobs.
And there are others we've featured since Get Hired began in June.
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, 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 course and an English literature course 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 being homeless, living in his car with faithful dog Elvis, 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.
Robert Davies, from Ham Drive, found work too, landing a part-time paid job at Pluss' bed-making factory in Honicknowle.
And Keira Robinson, from South Brent, started a two-year forensic science course at City College Plymouth's Goschen Centre.
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