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(CNN/WTOL) - With the tough job market, many people are going to extremes to find work.  A man in Toledo, Ohio found a creative way to help his wife find employment.

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," said Brandon Stuard.

Holly Stuard lost her job at the University of Toledo a year ago due to budget cuts and has been searching ever since.

"I felt a sense of, she was getting a little frustrated, but not losing hope. But I wanted to do something maybe help lift her spirits if nothing else," said Stuard.

So, the billboards went up.  "Had I asked, it probably would have never gone up, so I had to do it behind the scenes," said Stuard.

"I think I definitely would have said no. 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," said Holly Stuard.

The billboard gives Holly's credentials which include business experience, academic experience and an MBA, which Holly has. She has two degrees from the University of Toledo. 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," said Holly Stuard.

"I know she's trying extremely hard, no one prepares like she does. 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," said Brandon Stuard.

The billboard will run for about a week.  It cost Stuard about 700 bucks.

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