Job hunting: I can work and I will do my best

By Fetalai Tuilulu’u and Aruna Lolani ,

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FATHER OF ONE: Ulupano Folau, 27, of Faleula and Leauva’a.

FATHER OF ONE: Ulupano Folau, 27, of Faleula and Leauva’a. (Photo: Fetalai Tuilulu’u)

Ulupano Folau, 27, from the village of Leauva’a and Faleula is not shy to admit it.

One of the biggest challenges in his life is the lack of money.

Unemployed because his former contract was not renewed, he is looking for a job. 

 “Just last week I heard one of my neighbours got a job because of your newspaper sharing his story,” he said.

“I understand that the help is not from your newspaper but through good people all over the world who will come to know some of our simple requests. 

“It is also why I want to ask for anyone out there who is recruiting employees to please consider my humble request for a job.” 

Ulupano says unemployment in Samoa is increasing.

 “This includes men, single parents, young adults and mostly the people with less education.

“There are opportunities but it’s only for those who graduated and have got degrees. I used to work for the Red Cross on a two month contract.

“The contract ended two weeks ago and it is why I’m staying home. 

“It’s not like we have a huge land to plant a plantation as a second option. The only choice is to find a steady job.” 

He is the father of one child. 

“We have one child and he’s young. I need a job to provide for him.”

Ulupano promises to work hard and honestly.

He can be contacted on 7749170.

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