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A MAN with Asperger’s Syndrome who was searching for employment has found a job.
Liam Riley, 34, said he was ‘over the moon’ and will be starting his new admin role at Rapid Recruitment in Burnley on Monday following a social media appeal by his brother, Kev.
Kev, 37, had made it his New Year’s resolution to help find him a part time job and help him feel ‘more valued’.
The condition means Liam, a former Calder View Special School pupil, has difficulties with completing certain tasks.
The owner of the company, James McKenna, had spotted Kev’s plea on social media while on holiday in Thailand and asked his employees to contact Kev.
He has spent the past seven years volunteering at Burnley General Teaching Hospital in the antenatal unit and has previously held jobs in the past.
Kev said the news felt like a victory for the whole family.
He said: “It’s absolutely fantastic, we are so happy for Liam.
“We got a call from Rapid Recruitment asking Liam to come down and we didn’t think it was for a job, we thought it was to sign him up to the recruitment agency.
“Before we knew it he was having an interview and he got a job, it’s amazing.
Read more at: http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15864031.Man_with_Asperger_Syndrome_lands_job_after_brother_s_new_year_appeal/