Craig Greaves of East Lismore is looking for a job in retail or warehousing.
Craig Greaves of East Lismore is looking for a job in retail or warehousing. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Hard worker labours for free until he can find paid job

CRAIG Greaves is so keen to work, he has been volunteering for two years since being made redundant from his last job.

"I'm a natural worker and I can't handle sitting at home and doing nothing," he said.

"I like to keep myself active so I am volunteering until I get some actual paid work."

When he was made redundant from Rainbow Wholefoods in 2010, Mr Greaves said he was determined to gain more skills.

"I went to TAFE for a year and studied logistics and warehousing," he said. "Then I volunteered at Lifeline for a year and since then I have continued volunteering."

Mr Greaves volunteers at St Vincent de Paul's Matthew Talbot distribution centre in Goonellabah. But he has left no stone unturned in his search for work.

"Getting a job will make Christmas better for my children and make us more financially stable going into the New Year," he said.

After trying his luck with job network agencies and replying to newspaper advertisements - without success - the 35-year-old took it upon himself to find a job.

The East Lismore father of two went on a self-promotion mission last week, creating posters to advertise he was looking for work.

He walked around the Lismore CBD putting posters up in businesses, but posters on telegraph poles along Ballina Rd, attracted trouble.

"The council rang up last Friday and said I could be fined $1500 for each poster on a pole, so I took them down."

Mr Greaves has had more than five years in retail, warehousing qualifications, a forklift licence, an OH&S white card and transport.

If you can offer Greaves a job, phone him on 0448 389 335.


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