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WATCH: 1000 job offers for homeless man

SANDTON - Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms have shown their support for Joseph Phukube, a homeless man who has taken to the streets with his matric certificate with the hope of finding a job and has received over 1 000 replies and job offers.


The 22-year-old Phukube, who is originally from Mpumalanga, was noticed by Sandton resident Pam Green who saw his matric certificate and curriculum vitae and posted a picture of him on Facebook.

Green said she asked 20 of her friends to share the post to help Phukube find employment. Following the initial post on 29 June, his story has been shared over 22 500 times on Facebook.

Watch this video of Joseph Phukube giving thanks to the community:

Phukube has received over 1 000 responses and job offers ranging from call centre agent positions to scholarship offers at various institutions. Phukube said his dream job is in marketing, adding, “I love new challenges, especially ones that will help me experience new things in life. I also like the chance to change businesses and come up with new ideas.”

He concluded that he was completely overwhelmed by the response his story received, and is currently searching for accommodation and preparing for meetings with different possible employers.

Green added that she is also calling on the community to send through any donations of blankets or clothing for him by contacting her via e-mail at pam.grauman@gmail.com

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