Steve Cumner took his search for work to the streets on Wednesday.
Steve Cumner took his search for work to the streets on Wednesday.

Man takes to streets in job search

ONE young man is not being discouraged by his unemployment and is instead taking to the streets to actively search for a job.

Twenty-one year old Steve Cumner has been unable to find employment since moving to Warwick about a month ago and yesterday stood outside Rose City Shoppingworld with a home-made sign advertising his readiness to work.

Despite only being new to the Rose City, Steve has already shown his sense of community spirit, offering support after last month’s devastating floods.

“I really like Warwick, I always wanted to come here and I got to see the town’s true colours after the second floods,” Mr Cumner said.

“I volunteered down at the hockey fields cleaning out the fences and things like that.

“I love helping people – I have always been like that – if I can help someone out I will.

“I just hope it gets repaid now and someone can help me out with a job.”

After moving to Warwick, Steve became homeless and began living in a hostel, which he says is a huge motivator to find employment.

“I just want to work and get a decent place of my own so I don’t have to stay in a hostel anymore,” he said.

Steve said he chose to advertise with his sign in the main street because he thought it would be a great way to attract the attention of passing motorists and shoppers.

“Being in the main street, people come to get their lunch and it’s impossible to miss me out here,” he said.

And it seems his technique may just be successful, with several people handing over their cards and telephone numbers with the possibility of employment.

“I’m up for anything and I’m a hard worker who was brought up in the country,” he said.

“If people have the time to teach me I’m up for that too.”

Steve has experience with pipe laying, concreting, trench digging and house painting.

If you have a job you think Steve would be suited for give him a call on 0459 793 577.


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