A job at last for Ezekiel

Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

AF­TER ap­ply­ing for hun­dreds of jobs, Bal­divis 18-year-old Ezekiel Chap­man has fi­nally found work.

Ezekiel’s plight was fea­tured in the Week­end Courier last month.

He had fin­ished Year 12, went to Tafe, got a Cer­tifi­cate II in Plumb­ing, ob­tained his fork­lift li­cence, had a man­ual driver’s li­cence and a white card, al­low­ing him to go onto con­struc­tion sites.

De­spite ap­ply­ing for jobs, Ezekiel felt no one would give him a chance – em­ploy­ees seemed to want some­one with ex­pe­ri­ence.

When Tony Bor­romei, from Aus­trod En­gi­neer­ing in Hen­der­son, heard about Ezekiel’s frus­tra­tion, he de­cided to of­fer him a job as a gen­eral labourer.

“My wife read the ar­ti­cle and said I might be able to help,” Mr Bor­romei said.

“He re­minded me of my sit­u­a­tion. I went ev­ery­where look­ing for work un­til I was given a break. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d481857

“If it works out he could be­come an ap­pren­tice and in turn a tradie.”

Ezekiel’s mother Ali­son Carter thanked the Courier, Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­ber Caro­line Hume and Mr Bor­romei for their help.

“It re­ally helped get the word out about how hard it can be for the younger ones to se­cure a job,” she said.

“With­out the ar­ti­cle I don’t think he would have got a job so eas­ily.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Ezekiel Chap­man has fi­nally found work.

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