A young Tralee woman has taken to Facebook to voice her frustration at not being able to find work in the county.
Eighteen-year-old Shannon Holden has sent out 30 CVs to various companies around Kerry in recent weeks, but got just one reply from a potential employer.
Posting on the Facebook page, ‘Tralee Do You Know’, she says it’s unfair that those looking for staff, are unwilling to take a chance on a person with no experience.
Her post drew a huge response on social media from other young people, who say they’ve also found it impossible to find work in Kerry.
Shannon says she’s fed up of being bored at home and living on social welfare – and is willing to do any kind of work: