Job offers flood in

Dillon Robinson (18yrs, Warnbro)
Dillon Robinson (18yrs, Warnbro)

As first reported in last week’s Courier, the Warnbro resident has been without a job since February despite applying for more than 150 jobs and resorting to holding a sign on Dixon Road to attract potential employers.

After his personal story went viral on social media, with nearly 400,000 views on the Courier’s Facebook page and several thousand comments, Mr Robinson (18) has been inundated with prospective employment opportunities.

‘I have had a few interviews and worked as a labourer for a day,’ he said.

‘I want to become a diesel mechanic and the pleasing thing is that I have interviews for jobs in that trade.’

Mr Robinson said he had received interest from overseas, including New Zealand and the United States.

‘The story went all around the world and people from the US were asking where I lived and were interested in my situation,’ he said.

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‘I have also received calls from the east coast wanting to know if I was interested in working over there.’

Mr Robinson said he was ‘overwhelmed’ with the community’s support.

‘I have received so much positive feedback and messages of support,’ he said.

‘I have been blown away by the reaction and I want to thank everyone who has helped me with trying to get a job.

‘Being unemployed has been tough but hopefully it will end soon.’