Kevin got a job as a supervisor with a large discount retailer on the run up to Christmas in 2011. But after the Christmas rush, Kevin was laid off. The company offered him a place in another town, 22 miles away, but Kevin couldn’t accept it, as the cost of transport would have a huge impact on his wages. Kevin volunteers, and works hard trying to find a job. He’s sent 130 CVs in the last few months, and only got 2 replies. “I’ve walked up to factories to try to find work. I went down to Kellogg’s to see if they had anything. They had just laid off 40 men. Why would they give me a job?”