Swansea jobhunter's roadside appeal
A SWANSEA man was so desperate to find work he launched a roadside appeal for rush-hour motorists to help him in his job hunt.
Former bus driver Dillwyn Davies, who has been out of work since August, clutched a sign next to the roundabout in Fforestfach, Swansea, appealing for job offers.
The 61-year-old dad-of-two, of Parkhill Terrace in Treboeth, has been out of work since August and has had no joy in finding a new post.
Mr Davies, who was sat in a chair holding a sign with ''I am looking for a job'', along with his name and phone number, won the support of drivers who beeped their horns as they drove by.
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He said he came up with the idea after remembering a jobseeker in Lancashire finding work within 24 hours by doing the same thing.
He said: "I am optimistic of finding work — but of course I will come back here again if I have to. I've applied for three to four jobs as I'm not au fait with filling in online applications.
"But I haven't had any success so far."
Mr Davies has previously held a whole host of jobs, from working in a grocery store to being a member of the elite Parachute Regiment for six years with the Royal Air Force.
He has previously worked as a sales rep for a wholesale food company, along with an area manager for a wine and spirit off-licence. Mr Davies said he also ran his own driving school between 1984 and 1992.
In addition he has done everything from selling life insurance to selling education resources and worked for the security firm Securicor in Fforestfach for five years.
The 61-year-old, who has previously been unemployed, later took up a job as a bus driver.
One driver said: "Good on him, I hope he gets a job.''