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Adani mine beckons ‘old fella’

Rickey Didmon, aged 55, wants a job but has been told he is both underqualified and overqualified. Picture: Evan Morgan
Rickey Didmon, aged 55, wants a job but has been told he is both underqualified and overqualified. Picture: Evan Morgan

HE'S been told he's overqualified and underqualified, but Rickey Didmon just wants a job.

It's been a painstaking three-year job hunt for the Townsville resident, who said he would be happy being a toilet cleaner if it meant having a full-time job.

The 55-year-old has more than enough qualifications to work on a mine site and is hoping to secure employment with Adani.

"I would definitely put my hand up for one of their (Adani) jobs when they start," Mr Didmon said.

"I would even be a fly-in fly-out worker."

More on this at the Townsville Bulletin

Topics:  adani employment jobs mining

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