Background screening checks are a critical risk management tool
With South Africa’s struggling economy and high unemployment rates, background screening checks for employees are more important than ever – in this climate, companies are unwilling to take risks on new hires given the mismatch between skills needed and available talent. The finding is part of the 2022 Background... Read more
Isuzu is a top employer in 2023 in South Africa
ISUZU Motors South Africa (ISUZU) is proud to be recognised as a Top Employer in South Africa in the recently announced 2023 international certification of Top Employers Being certified as a Top Employer showcases ISUZU’s commitment to creating a better world of work and exhibits excellence in the application... Read more
Get a new skill & future-proof your career
If you don’t believe you can change your life and your career in a year, then you haven’t tried learning a new skill in digital technology. Matriculants are eagerly awaiting their results, countless job seekers are looking to accelerate their careers and thousands of unemployed youths are desperate for... Read more
VWSA: 12 years of top employer accolades
In recognition of their continued efforts to provide a thriving work environment for employees, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been identified as a Top Employer for 2023. VWSA has received this certification for the 12th consecutive year in 2023.  The Top Employer title is an internationally recognised certification... Read more
Job creation, decline in unemployment excellent news
“The 648 000 new jobs produced in the second quarter (Q2) of this year is excellent news, especially since it is accompanied by a decline in the official unemployment rate,” says Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA. The official unemployment rate declined from 34.5% in Q1 to 33.9%... Read more
QLFS shows continued importance of agriculture
The employment result for the first quarter of 2022, which were announced by Stats SA in its Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) today, showcase the continued importance of the agricultural sector as an employer – especially in a country characterised by endemic unemployment.   While Agri SA notes that employment... Read more
Enabling environment required in the Metro to halt job losses
The latest data released by the Stats SA’s latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) today for the second quarter of 2021 reflects concerning job losses of 66 000 in the Eastern Cape compared to the jobs gain of 65 000 in the previous quarter of this year.  South Africa’s... Read more
EC Digital Skills Hub: First for unemployed youth, SMMEs
The Eastern Cape Provincial Government in partnership with Microsoft South Africa – and implementation partners the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC), the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Nemisa), Walter Sisulu University and non-profit Afrika Tikkun – have launched a Digital Skills Virtual Innovation Hub, a first in... Read more
Eastern Cape welcomes latest job stats
Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko welcomes the decline in the unemployment rate in the province. The decline is significant as it reflects a continuation of the labour market recovery from COVID-19 lockdowns, but the province is not out of the woods as the third... Read more
VWSA welcomes 520 YES candidates
Another 520 unemployed youth have been given a chance to gain invaluable work experience, through Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) support of the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme. Of the 520 candidates in the 2021 intake, 270 will be hosted at VWSA sites in Kariega (formerly Uitenhage) and... Read more
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