Joiner job rush grabs headlines in the Mail and the Express

by Scott Douglas

Friday, April 17th, 2009

All trades experts One Call Home Assist captured the public imagination after a job advert for a joiner brought a flood of 100 applications in just 30 minutes.

Paul Greaves, managing director of the Edinburgh-based property maintenance firm, was forced to pull the advert over fears the weight of phone calls would prevent customers from getting through.

The company, which launched late last year, has already signed up an ever-growing army of landlords thanks to its cost-effective, fixed-price maintenance deals it offers.

That success has seen the company expanding to deliver the highest standards of service – but Paul and his team didn’t expect the avalanche of applications which came shortly after the job was posted in a local job centre.

However, the flood of inquiries did help the company to find the right man for the job – Steven Craig, whose wife recently gave birth to twins.

While the unexpected jobs rush is being put down to the hardships being facedin the constructiino sector, the story was widely reported across all media.

After first appearing on the front page of local paper, the Evening News, the story was also reported on Scottish Televison and graced the pages of popular daily papers The Sun and The Mirror.

Shown here is some of the coverage iwhich was also achieved n the middle market and quality press, including the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Scotland’s biggest selling broadsheet, the Press & Journal.

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