Jobless Conn. woman hopes it pays to advertise

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - An unemployed Connecticut woman has
taken her job search to the side of a highway.
Pasha Stocking, of East Hampton, has rented a billboard along
Interstate 95 in Bridgeport. The sign includes her photo and the
message, "Hire Me!" It directs people to her Web site,
www.hirepasha.com.
Stocking, a 37-year-old single mother, was laid off in June. She
says has tried everything to land a new job in marketing and
design. She also is interested in executive assistant positions.
Stocking says she got the idea from a Milwaukee man who did the
same thing.
She says she's paying for the ad with money she had been saving
to buy a home. She won't say how much she spent, but the billboard
company says on its Web site that a similar sign costs about $7,000
a month.


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