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‘Hire me!’ billboard leads to job for 22-year-old

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The investment paid off for a 22-year-old man who put his face on an electronic billboard in Minneapolis.

Bennett Olson said in an email Monday he has taken a job at Laser Design & GKS Services, a 3D scanning company in Bloomington. Olson wrote he is excited to take a sales and marketing associate position.

“After receiving quite a bit of attention, support and ultimately interviews I felt that Laser Design & GKS Services was the right fit because they are a young, yet established company which will provide me with the opportunity to learn and grow my career,” Olson wrote.

In April, Olson paid $300 for an 8-second time slot on an electronic billboard near downtown Minneapolis. His ad was up for 24 hours, rotating with other ads on the billboard. The words “Hire Me!” appeared next to his website address and a picture of his face.

Olson had lost his job at a casino in March.

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