Billboard Pays Off For Irishman Seeking Work

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Instead of sifting through more job ads, an unemployed Irishman decided to advertise himself. The 26-year-old marketing grad spent close to $3,000 on a billboard. He used a photo of himself holding a suitcase and the words "Save Me From Emigration." He got several job offers.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Instead of sifting through more job ads, an unemployed Irishman decided to advertise himself. Giving himself the nickname Jobless Paddy, the 26-year-old marketing grad spent close to $3,000 on a billboard. He used a photo of himself holding a suitcase and the words: Save me from emigration. It worked. Among his several job offers, he accepted a position with a bookmaker - it's legal there - called Paddy Power.

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