An unemployed businessman and former civil servant has used his initiative and taken to the streets of Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, armed with a sandwich board in hope of being noticed by a future employer.
Martin Bailey has spent every rush hour for the last seven days wearing a sandwich board, which reads, 'Quality worker seeks job – honk if you can help.'
– Martin Bailey, Jobseeker
"I don't want to be unemployed. I thought I would show my initiative, get up first thing in the morning in the cold and get myself out there."
Martin decided to spend his redundancy money from the civil service on a fancy dress shop, which fell victim to the recession as sales figures plummeted.
Despite a rise in employment across the UK, over eight per cent of Midlanders are still unemployed – a figure higher than the national average.