Homeless Man Passing Out Resumes Lands A Full-Time Job
The story of a homeless man whose resume was posted on Reddit has a happy ending.
The unemployed homeless man Christopher Boyd who handed out his resume on street corners recently landed a full-time job at a roofing company, according to CBS Los Angeles. He'll be working at Jack The Roofer in Simi Valley for a week, and then he'll move on to a full-time job at JB Wholesale, a Los Angeles roofing and building supply company who works with Jack The Roofer. Both of the companies are local and family-owned, according to their websites.
Boyd handed out his resume alongside freeways proclaiming his objective was "To become gainfully employed and get out of homelessness." He told CBS L.A. that (like so many unemployed) he had trouble actually clinching the job: "I've been all over L.A. I got tired of going to interviews, going places and not getting hired."
Boyd certainly wasn't the first homeless person to offer his services, but once his resume got posted on Reddit, it went viral.
We wish Boyd the best in his new job, while keeping in mind the other 11.9 percent of unemployed residents in L.A. County whose resumes probably won't go viral.