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Ex-Soldier's Facebook job plea

An ex-soldier has had a number of job offers after he took to Facebook in his hunt for employment. Tom Weaver, who was paralysed by a stroke, was struggling to find work, and posted on his old army regiment page to get help.

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Ex-soldier who used Facebook to find work gets a job offer

Tom Weaver took to Facebook in a desperate attempt to find a job

A former soldier, who took to Facebook in a desperate attempt to find a job, says he's had an offer of work.

Tom Weaver, who lives in Bridgend, struggled to find work after leaving the army and since he became semi-paralysed by a stroke.

He took to Facebook to appeal for help. He posted a message on the Facebook page of his former regiment: "I'm not looking to be paid a wage. Yes, I'll work for free!"

Since then he says support has "snowballed". "It's gone around the world, and all of a sudden by Facebook went into meltdown. I had thousands of messages..."

As well as messages of support, Tom soon started getting suggestions for work. He said he was recently offered a job as a DJ, but had to turn it down because it was in Doncaster.

He told ITV News he's now had a job offer from a company who log breakdown calls, which will allow him to work from home.

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