Search­ing for years

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

EVIE Pavone has strug­gled to find a per­ma­nent job for al­most six years.

The Her­vey Bay woman has a solid work his­tory, qual­i­fi­ca­tions and reg­u­larly vol­un­teers but has been un­able to se­cure any­thing.

She is one of thou­sands of job­seek­ers across the Fraser Coast who are ei­ther un­em­ployed or un­der­em­ployed.

Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics last week re­vealed it takes about about 61 weeks on av­er­age for job­seek­ers to gain em­ploy­ment in the Wide Bay re­gion.

Pre­vi­ously Ms Pavone worked for 12 years in child­care but health is­sues forced her out of the pro­fes­sion.

Now she hopes for a role as a re­cep­tion­ist.

“Ev­ery­day I look at what jobs are ad­ver­tised and ap­ply for what I can,” Ms Pavone said.

“I have started ap­ply­ing for Bund­aberg and the Sun­shine Coast too.

To gain skills, she has been vol­un­teer­ing with We Care 2 and re­cently com­pleted a Cer­tifi­cate of Busi­ness.

Ms Pavone can be con­tacted on 0413 530 157.

PHOTO: AN­NIE PERETS

DE­TER­MINED TO WORK: Evie Pavone has been look­ing for a per­ma­nent job for about six years.

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