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Paddy Power gives ‘jobless Paddy’ a job after €2k billboard

Independent.ie reporters

Published 17/06/2011 | 13:16

Feilim Mac An Iomaire. Photo: Collins
Feilim Mac An Iomaire. Photo: Collins
The billboard on Merrion Road

The Galway man who forked out €2,000 on a billboard and social media campaign to find a job has been hired by Paddy Power.

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The billboard depicted Feilim Mac An Iomaire, 26, standing on a beach with a suitcase, looking at an horizon featuring well known landmarks like the Statue of Liberty.

But the campaign has paid off and the Inverin, Co Galway native starts a six month contract as a communications executive with the bookmaker on Monday.

Following the campaign and the publicity, he received more than 20 job interviews and received five job offers.

He has now signed a six-month initial contract for a job as a communications executive with bookmaker Paddy Power.

Mr Mac An Iomaire attracted media interest from home and abroad, and his story was picked up by media organisations in the US, Australia and Nicaragua.

The marketing graduate had been out of work since returning last August from a year in Australia.

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