ARTICLES RELATING TO JOBS

Would you apply for the world's toughest job?

2014-04-16 14:25

This job is 24/7/365, with no sleep and no pay. Sound like something you'd do?

Europe's top banks to cut 80 000 more jobs

2014-04-13 14:53

Europe's largest banks cut their staff by another 3.5% last year and the prospect of a return to pre-crisis employment levels seems far off.

Amazon offers staff $5 000 to quit

2014-04-13 12:13

Online retailer Amazon is offering employees who aren't happy working for the growing company $5 000 to quit.

Renewable energy a boon for job creation

2014-04-11 16:19

Independent renewable power producers have created around 14 000 jobs over the past three years, says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

Africa is rising, despite challenges

2014-04-10 19:04

Africa's economic boom is real and sustained, but more work needs to be done to roll back poverty and create jobs, say African presidents and policy makers.

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 got my first job

2014-04-07 09:08

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

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.

French jobless total surges to new record

2014-03-27 10:11

The number of people out of work in France surged in February by 31 500 to a new record, dealing a blow to President Francois Hollande during local elections.

Zille warns on equity regulations

2014-03-24 12:09

New employment equity regulations will, if implemented, have a "profound" impact on jobs in the Western Cape, warns premier Helen Zille.

US jobless claims up modestly

2014-03-20 15:24

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected, pointing to some underlying strength in the labour market.

China's smog driving foreign talent away

2014-03-19 13:36

China's smog is making it harder for foreign firms to convince top executives to work in the country, says the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

500 000 workers set for strike action

2014-03-16 17:20
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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says it will take to the streets with about 500 000 workers to highlight youth unemployment.

Chirwa: Numsa set for rolling strikes

2014-03-12 17:56

Numsa is on course to embark on protests to demand jobs for youth as part of a series of socio-economic strikes, says president Andrew Chirwa.

Whites are paid four times more - Numsa

2014-03-10 17:04
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It will take 520 years for Africans to earn the same salary as the whites, says Numsa deputy general secretary Karl Cloete.

Job losses reach three-year high

2014-03-10 09:22

The number of jobs lost in SA in February was the biggest monthly loss in almost three years, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.

Germany's more than a million job vacancies

2014-03-04 15:16

Germany has more than one million job vacancies amid labour shortages in key industry sectors, data shows.

Zuma: We must work harder together

2014-02-28 18:22
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Government support programmes should be used to seize economic development opportunities, President Jacob Zuma says.

Give us action, not words

2014-02-28 07:38

Government self-congratulation won't create any jobs, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Bill targets majority stake in security firms

2014-02-25 22:39

Foreign owned private security companies would be compelled to sell 51% of their shares to South Africans, according to a newly passed amendment bill.

Gauteng healthier - Mokonyane

2014-02-24 21:25

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved as a result more access to health care, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

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Zuma moots economic reform plans

2014-02-20 15:27
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President Jacob Zuma has promised a period of socio-economic transformation, including stepping up affirmative action after the upcoming elections in May.

Cosatu offers solution to crippling strikes

2014-02-14 22:39

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says sustainable jobs, decent wages and a more equitable distribution of the country's wealth will bring an end to strikes.

 

Your mobile device is key to a better job search

2014-04-14 11:15

If you’re on the lookout for a new job, your smartphone could increase your chances of finding one.

Youth facing economic hardship - Motlanthe

2014-04-13 14:24

Young people are largely excluded from mainstream economic activity and still face income and employment inequalities, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Flexible working breeds innovation

2014-04-11 17:29

More and more businesses are realising the importance of nurturing innovative entrepreneurs among their employees to help drive growth.

Cape economy needs more colour - Cosatu

2014-04-10 22:26

Whites are over-represented in senior posts in the private and public sectors in the Western Cape, says provincial Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

Patel: State internships will empower youth

2014-04-10 15:27

Government will hand unemployed youth a second chance in the form of internships, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Mantashe: FET graduates deserve jobs

2014-04-08 09:28

Business must give further education and training college graduates job opportunities, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

US reports solid job growth

2014-04-04 16:15

US employers have maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence of resilience in the economy.

Staff cuts at e-toll collection headquarters

2014-03-31 19:04

A Fin24 user, who works for the call centre of the Electronic Toll Collection Consortium in Centurion, is shocked about job cuts.

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.

Create a sizzling CV

2014-03-25 13:19

Here’s how to create a CV that will advertise and display your best qualities and skills, and ensure that you land that perfect job.

Transnet wants engineers not cleaners

2014-03-20 15:54

It is not true that poorer communities are only good for low-paid jobs in engineering projects, says Transnet CEO Brian Molefe.

Wage subsidy risks job cuts, warns Vavi

2014-03-19 20:02

Employers will appoint more young workers while retrenching an equal or greater number of older workers, says suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

CEO asks SA for a reality check

2014-03-18 05:30

Weak institutions, lazy dependence on a few assets and a refusal to confront reality could make SA casually slip into a steady decline, warns Remgro's boss.

Zuma: Employment higher than ever before

2014-03-13 07:50
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The ANC has done much to fight poverty and inequality and at 15 million job holders, employment is now higher than ever before, says President Jacob Zuma.

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.

Working class under siege - Numsa

2014-03-10 12:19

Numsa has accused the ANC of failing to improve the lives on the working class, claiming that they simply replaced white capital with black capital.

US jobs growth upbeat amid weather fears

2014-03-09 12:28

US job growth has accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown.

Zuma: Economic control must be changed

2014-03-02 14:44
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Ownership, control and management of the economy has to be changed, says President Jacob Zuma at the inaugural Presidential Jobs and Skills Indaba.

Create a sizzling CV

2014-02-28 09:59

Here’s how to create a CV that will advertise and display your best qualities and skills, and ensure that you land that perfect job.

NYDA in R3bn venture for youth jobs

2014-02-27 19:30

A R3bn fund has been set up and is one of a series of pacts signed to help create five million new jobs by 2020, the National Youth Development Agency says.

Gauteng healthiest province in SA - Mokonyane

2014-02-25 10:27

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved as a result more access to health care, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

No budget day strike for Numsa

2014-02-24 20:49

Numsa has accused government officials of stalling a strike for youth jobs, planned for the same day Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would present his budget.

Workplace democracy in SA will curb strikes

2014-02-21 13:55

The strike problem in the country can be solved by bringing more democracy into the workplace, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce.

Zille: The DA has a new economic plan

2014-02-17 16:10

The DA has launched a policy that if implemented would expand opportunities for South Africans and firms to participate in the economy, says leader Helen Zille.

Retrenched? 5 Things you should do

2014-02-14 11:45

Getting retrenched can be tough, but sitting around and not taking the steps to find another job, can be even worse. Here are a few things you should do after you’ve been retrenched.

 
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