TOLEDO, Ohio - Brandon Stuard wants someone to hire his wife.
“Over the last five or six months, she's had a few opportunities come along that we thought looked really positive and unfortunately they just didn't work out,” Brandon said.
His wife, Holly Stuard, lost her job at the University of Toledo a year ago due to budget cuts and she has been searching ever since.
“I felt a sense of, she was getting a little frustrated, but not losing hope,” Brandon said. “But I wanted to do something maybe help lift her spirits if nothing else.”
So, a billboard asking someone to hire Brandon’s wife went up.
“Had I asked, it probably would have never gone up, so I had to do it behind the scenes,” Brandon said.
“I think I definitely would have said no,” Holly said. “I would have thought it would have been too embarrassing to have my face up on a billboard but, now I'm having fun with it and hopefully a good opportunity will come out of it.”
The billboard says Holly has business experience, academic experience and an MBA, which she does. She has two degrees from the University of Toledo. You'll also see the phrase, "a great fit." After numerous applications and close calls, Holly knows what she wants to do, she just needs someone to give her a chance.
“What I would really love to do would be to lead the training and development of an organization, to work with the on-boarding of new employees to focus on developing the existing talent and helping organizations improve their overall effectiveness, to really help organizations maximize performance by tapping in to asset, tapping in to their human capital,” Holly said.
“I know she's trying extremely hard, no one prepares like she does,” Brandon said. “So, it's difficult to watch so, this is, I feel like this is probably the best I could come up with to help her out.
The billboard will run for about a week.
It cost Brandon about $700.
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