Cody's stoked at finding job through QT campaign

WELCOME ABOARD: Corey Dodds is congratulated by work colleague Aaron Hornbuckle at Cedar Sales. Mr Dodds is the first successful participant in the Queensland Times Employment Plus Jobs for 50 People campaign.
WELCOME ABOARD: Corey Dodds is congratulated by work colleague Aaron Hornbuckle at Cedar Sales. Mr Dodds is the first successful participant in the Queensland Times Employment Plus Jobs for 50 People campaign. Claudia Baxter

THE QT's jobs for 50 people campaign has struck gold for a 17- year-old who has spent the past two years trying to find work.

Cody Dodds started work last week with Cedar Sales, a major cedar supply company based at Wulkuraka.

The company moved from Rocklea more than eight years ago and currently employs more than 50 at their site on Toongarra Rd.

Cody said the opportunity to find work had put his life back on track.

"I can't tell you how difficult it has been trying to find employment," he said.

"I am enjoying coming to work and hoping that I can progress with a great company."

The Redbank teenager found employment after he was recently featured on our Jobs for 50 campaign page.

The page which highlights the portfolios of jobseekers runs from Tuesday through to Saturday under the latest stock prices.

The Queensland Times partnered with the Salvation Army's Employment Plus division for the campaign which will continue to run throughout this month.

Recruitment adviser at Employment Plus Ipswich, Cameron Williams, said Cody's employment was "a brilliant result" and revealed that this campaign had the power to change people's lives. "It's generated plenty of interest from all quarters and there's a lot more good news to come.

"Unemployment can be really harsh, but these are fantastic people who are ready, willing and eager," he said.

"Ipswich is a great place to live; it's a great place to work, and through this campaign we're going to make a big difference."

Topics:  50 jobs for 50 people

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