Steve Norman crossing bridge over Trent Severn lock in his home of Fenelon Falls Ontario December 13, 2016. This for story on ad Steve placed on Kijijii advertising himself looking for a job. FRED THORNHILL PHOTO FOR THE TORONTO STAR

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Steve Norman, 37, was at wit’s end after an almost year-long job search. The ad outlined his experience in hospitality and general labour, as well as forklift certification. There was one catch. Norman has a criminal record.
It started with a simple headline on a Kijiji ad — “Father looking for work.”
Steve Norman, 37, was at wit’s end last week after an almost year-long job search. The ad outlined his experience in hospitality and general labour, as well as forklift certification and paperwork as an asbestos abatement worker. There was one catch. Norman has a criminal record.
“I’m going to be honest right off the hop (sic),” he wrote, noting he served time “for armed robbery because of a drug …
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