He quickly made it clear that he would not be willing to take an entry level job and "have to put up with kids" as coworkers at the same level. He had previously worked at a McDonalds, but was not willing to get a similar job again "at his age."
No law or program would have helped this guy realize he couldn't take his pride to the bank. He had no concept of making a start by getting his foot in the door, or delaying gratification for awhile; he simply gave himself no shot. Dropped out of sight soon after, and while I don't exactly know what happened to him next I can make a pretty good guess.