Wales Online report:

Official figures have shown that 110 people in North Wales applied for a single job as a binman, while more than 100 chased a position as an apprentice electrician.

Statistics released after a Freedom of Information request show Denbighshire had received 138 applications for a £20,000 position as a family support worker while 110 went for a refuse and recycling operative with a £13,189 wage.

According to the Daily Post, single jobs in street cleaning and refuse collection services at Wrexham and Denbighshire councils saw dozens of applications received.

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