65 000 people apply for 1 500 JMPD jobs

2017-05-10 12:22
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Johannesburg – A total of 65 000 people have applied for 1 500 Johannesburg metro police trainee positions, the city said on Wednesday.

"Although this is good news for the department and affirms that we are on the right track, it is sadly also indicative of the vast unemployment rate in our city," public safety MMC spokesperson Luyando Longwe said in a statement.

The trainee positions were advertised on April 30 and applications closed on May 4.

Successful applicants would have to undergo a series of tests to evaluate their physical and mental fitness.

"I believe these additional officers will contribute greatly to the city’s efforts to combat crime, enforce by-laws, and manage traffic congestion," Longwe said.

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