WILLING TO WORK: Wade Lacey is looking for employment in Bundaberg but so far has only found a string of dead-ends.
WILLING TO WORK: Wade Lacey is looking for employment in Bundaberg but so far has only found a string of dead-ends. Mike Knott BUN240518WORK3

DEAD END: Bundy hard worker will do anything for a job

WADE Lacey is on the hunt for a job but can't seem to find one anywhere.

The 35-year-old moved to Bundaberg from Warwick in hopes of better employment prospects but has only found a string of dead-ends.

"I've sent resumes, put signs up in shop fronts, messaged people on Facebook that have jobs advertised but most don't even respond,” Mr Lacey said.

"I just had job interview this morning but I've had plenty and they always come up with new reasons why they can't employ me.

"No employer has ever told me what I need to do to get the job, they just say that I'm not suitable and I don't usually get a chance to show them what I'm willing to do.”

Mr Lacey has been unemployed for almost 12 months but is still a job-seeker regardless of his efforts.

"I've previously worked in painting, furniture removal, farm work, concreting and brick laying - I'm pretty much just a general labourer,” he said.

"I know how to drive a forklift and tractors, I'm really willing to do anything.

"I'm a hard worker, reliable, physically fit and happy to do whatever hours are asked of me.”

In the meantime Mr Lacey has busied himself by helping the elderly.

"I offer to mow their lawn or help them in the garden and they will often give me a little bit of money but I don't expect anything, I just want to help them out,” he said.



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