ARGUS COMMENT: Good news for Newport jobseeker

South Wales Argus: ARGUS COMMENT: Good news for Newport jobseeker ARGUS COMMENT: Good news for Newport jobseeker

WHAT a fantastic response to the article we carried yesterday on out-of-work father David Green.

From the moment our story was published we were inundated with offers of help, training and even work for Mr Green.

The article attracted thousands of online views and was the most read on our website yesterday.

From the outset let us say a huge thank you to all those who have responded.

They, like us, realised that here is a man who genuinely wants to work and who is doing everything he can to try to secure a full-time appointment.

He admits to being slightly apprehensive about us featuring his plight but is now delighted he came forward.

We had a feeling there would be a positive response but it has been overwhelming.

The number of jobs the 40-year-old has applied for over the past year convinced us that this was a genuine case and, knowing how soul-destroying it can be for people to face rejection constantly, we were happy to step in to highlight his plight.

We are delighted that organisations such as Newport Transport, recruitment agencies Acorn, Red Recruitment and Total Jobs, and Newport City Council have all stepped into offer their support.

And we wish Mr Green well in his job interview today.

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11:10am Fri 21 Feb 14

Magor says...

There are jobs out there,but its not always easy to find them.
There are jobs out there,but its not always easy to find them. Magor

11:44am Fri 21 Feb 14

KarloMarko says...

A good result after, as you say, a soul destroying experience.

But surely the support agencies etc. could publicise their activities more effectively? Expect nothing from the Job Centre but the others could maybe organise a One Stop Job Shop or similar. If the decent jobs are there, which I doubt and the stats prove, then effectively promote them. It shouldn't be left up to a local newspaper to spotlight.
A good result after, as you say, a soul destroying experience. But surely the support agencies etc. could publicise their activities more effectively? Expect nothing from the Job Centre but the others could maybe organise a One Stop Job Shop or similar. If the decent jobs are there, which I doubt and the stats prove, then effectively promote them. It shouldn't be left up to a local newspaper to spotlight. KarloMarko

12:45pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

This is excellent news! Well done, David - hope you get the job.

Well done to the Argus for publicizing this - as the breathtakingly swift result only goes to show that yesterday's news item obviously definitely did the the trick! I'm usually critical of the disproportionate amount of power and immense political clout that the media has, but here is one example of how a newspaper can use its influence to force a positive outcome.
This is excellent news! Well done, David - hope you get the job. Well done to the Argus for publicizing this - as the breathtakingly swift result only goes to show that yesterday's news item obviously definitely did the the trick! I'm usually critical of the disproportionate amount of power and immense political clout that the media has, but here is one example of how a newspaper can use its influence to force a positive outcome. Katie Re-Registered

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