ARTICLES RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT

BMF: Transformation slow in the workplace

2014-04-14 11:21

Transformation in the workplace is slow 20 years into democracy, the Black Management Forum says.

Only 13% of unemployed find jobs - StatsSA

2014-04-09 14:29

Employed South Africans are highly likely to stay in their jobs, while the unemployed will find it increasingly hard to find work, says StatisSA.

How I landed my first job

2014-04-02 12:28

An enterprising Fin24 user tells how he overcame his unemployment crisis by taking matters into his own hands.

Business owners almost ashamed of success

2014-03-30 13:57

Businesses no longer feel welcome in SA and as long as that sentiment exists, there will be no real improvement in private sector job creation, says an industry leader.

EFF criticises private sector on jobs

2014-03-18 07:32
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South Africa's private sector has failed in dealing with unemployment and inequality, according to the Economic Freedom Fighters.

Slight drop in unemployment rate

2014-02-11 11:51

The unemployment rate eased to 24.1% of the labour force in the fourth quarter of 2013, the lowest in seven quarters, figures show.

Are you at a career crossroads?

2014-01-27 12:15

If you're feeling overworked, underpaid and generally unfulfilled then it might be time to look for a new career.

Youth wage subsidy comes into effect

2014-01-01 11:47

The Employment Tax Incentive Act, commonly known as the youth wage subsidy, has come into effect.

16 000 more jobs in non-agricultural sector

2013-12-11 13:03

The number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector increased to about 8 453 000 from June this year to September, Statistics SA says.

SA's best employer named

2013-10-03 11:34

The top ranked companies in the 2013 Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey have been announced, with Old Mutual Life Insurance taking top honours.

Govt dept creates 35 000 jobs

2013-08-10 22:51
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A report says about 35 000 jobs, among them waste water management and construction, have been created in rural areas in the past four years.

Shabangu urges students into mining

2013-07-27 14:36

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has urged engineering and geology students to work in the mining sector.

Gigaba: Air transport a key employer

2013-06-03 13:06

South Africa's air transport industry is a key employer, providing 200 000 jobs, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Formal sector employment edges up

2013-03-19 12:22

Employment in the formal sector edged up 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2012, with mining and manufacturing each adding jobs, Statistics SA says.

Job hunting in post democracy SA

2013-02-08 10:22

Frustrated graduate and Fin24 user Riaan Stander, who is struggling to find work outside his study area, chronicles his job search ordeal.

Frustrated, bemused and disappointed

2013-01-30 14:54

A Fin24 user wonders why the government bewails the skills shortage while so many able and experienced job seekers simply cannot find work.

Your rights as a temporary employee

2012-12-12 12:02

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

Formal sector employment up 0.5%

2012-09-18 12:10

The number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the SA economy has increased by about 42 000 persons in the second quarter‚ says Stats SA.

DA warns on labour law changes

2012-07-23 16:16

Jobs will be lost and business costs rise if proposed changes to SA's employment and labour relations acts are passed in their current form, says the DA.

Employment drops sharply in May

2012-06-11 11:23

Employment fell at an annualised rate of 1.3% in May, according to the Adcorp Employment Index.

Your rights as a temporary employee

2012-05-31 15:33

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

Gordhan: Not enough done to create jobs

2012-04-16 12:52

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says not enough joint effort is being made by business, the government and civil society to create employment in SA.

Tourism may aid E Cape economy

2012-03-09 07:00

The Eastern Cape needs to market its tourist attractions more effectively to boost its economy, says the compiler of the Sake24/BoE Private Clients' Barometer.

 

Only informal, public sectors create SA jobs

2014-04-10 12:02

The informal and public sectors were the only sectors to create jobs in SA during March, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.

How I got my first job

2014-04-07 09:08

A Fin24 user overcame his unemployment crisis by taking matters into his own hands.

Gauteng warns over bogus job ads

2014-03-18 12:22

The Gauteng provincial government has warned job-seekers to be aware of bogus job adverts on the internet, saying it does not charge for job applications.

Dim outlook for SA job seekers

2014-03-11 10:21

While certain sectors and regions show more hiring promise than others, industries like agriculture and fishing could suffer the most, according to a survey.

11 sick leave FAQs

2014-01-28 11:21

It's one of the most misunderstood aspects of employment. How many days of sick leave can you take, and can your employer refuse you sick leave? Check out these 11 questions.

New app to help you quit your job

2014-01-14 13:26

A humorous new app aims to relieve the stress and anxiety of quitting your job by sending a text message instead of confronting your boss.

SA job prospects looking up

2013-12-20 07:23

The Manpower employment outlook survey says there are encouraging signs of improving prospects for job seekers, with a 5% rise compared to this time last year.

Old Mutual honoured in employer ranking

2013-09-06 15:38

Old Mutual was ranked as the number one two categories of the 2014 Top Employer Certification Programme.

Amazon hiring thousands of people

2013-07-29 18:50

Amazon has announced plans to add thousands of full-time jobs as it beefs up its customer-service network.

Your rights as a temporary employee

2013-06-19 00:00

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

US job market shows strength in April

2013-05-03 16:36

US employment rose more than expected in April, easing concerns that belt-tightening was dealing a big blow to the economy.

Night shift, night care

2013-03-18 10:41

Parents who work shifts don’t have access to adequate childcare facilities.

Employment rate drops in January

2013-02-11 10:07

Employment in South Africa fell drastically during January, according to the Adcorp Employment Index.

'Whites need not apply'

2013-02-01 07:10

A user was forced to leave SA because of discriminatory practices.

Told to leave SA

2013-01-31 08:22

A skilled and experienced but jobless professional is fed up after hearing endless excuses from recruiting agencies or told to leave SA.

Amendments will protect workers

2012-09-18 18:53

Amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act will give the government more power to protect vulnerable workers, says the labour department.

Your rights as a temporary employee

2012-07-27 12:00

The recent developments in SA's labour laws could help freelancers or temporary employees be more protected from being exploited.

Formal employment up, factories shed jobs

2012-06-19 13:38

Employment in the formal sector edged up 0.1% in the first quarter, with job increases in the mining sector and a fall in manufacturing, says Statistics SA.

SA factory orders ease, employment up

2012-06-01 12:00

SA's seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index nudged lower in May, in line with a weaker global trend, although employment turned positive for the month.

Solidarity: Employment stats disappointing

2012-05-08 16:28

It is disappointing that the number of employed people has dropped by 75 000 despite a record increase in employment last year, says Solidarity.

Gauteng economy at strongest in 6 years

2012-03-09 07:00

Open wallets support growth in SA's economic heartland although other sectors should contribute more, says the latest Sake24 and BoE Private Clients' Barometer.

Arabs to Davos: Invest in, don’t fear us

2012-01-27 15:29

Leaders of the Arab Spring have asked the global elite gathered in Davos for economic help, saying the rise of political Islam is not a threat to democracy.

 
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