Laid-off N.C. dad passes out resumes during rush hour, hoping to land new job

By GateHouse Media staff
Posted: Aug. 7, 2019 1:43 pm

A North Carolina dad is going to extreme measures to find a new job after being laid off.

Michael Bridges, 28, lost his job in June after a corporate downsizing, according to Charlotte TV station WJZY. Since then, he's been pounding the pavement, including standing on the side of a busy road holding a sign that said, "Laid off! Need a job. Take a resume. BA and MBA."

"I have two kids and I don’t want to lose my house to foreclosure," Bridges told WJZY.

Several people stopped to grab a resume, WJZY says, while others helped spread the word by sharing photos of Bridges on social media.

“There was a garbage man that drove by," he said. "I’m not too good to take that job. I just need a job. Dedicated, come to work on time, clean background. I just need a job. I’m not too picky.”

If you know of a job in the Charlotte area that might be a good fit for Bridges, email him at michaelbridges2009@gmail.com.

[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]“I’m not asking for a handout.[gh:br]I’m not asking for money. I’m asking for an opportunity.”[gh:br][gh:br]Michael Bridges, 28, passed out resumes during the morning rush hour. He’s a husband and father of 2.[gh:br][gh:br]Anyone hiring?[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Charlotte?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"]#Charlotte[/gh:a][gh:a href="https://t.co/C1X7aenCjQ"]pic.twitter.com/C1X7aenCjQ[/gh:a][/gh:p]— Ann Wyatt Little (@AnnWyattonFOX46)[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/AnnWyattonFOX46/status/1159119348843339776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"]August 7, 2019[/gh:a][/gh:blockquote][gh:script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"][/gh:script]

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