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US unemployment claims rise

2014-08-14 17:30

The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits have risen, but will probably do little to change views that the labour market was strengthening.

M4Jam dishing out cash

2014-08-12 09:21

M4Jam partners have paid out R15 000 through micro jobs after South Africans completed over 500 jobs within hours of its launch.

M4Jam dishing out cash

2014-08-11 13:33

Micro jobbing platform money for jam partners have paid out R15 000 after South Africans completed over 500 micro jobs within hours of its launch.

UK employers expect scant upturn in wages

2014-08-11 10:00

British employers are expecting wage growth to remain weak, according to a survey that contrasted with other reports that salaries are set to rise.

Rising salaries reflect lack of skills - UK

2014-08-08 12:44

British firms have stepped up hiring last month, with salaries continuing to rise strongly as businesses compete for dwindling numbers of qualified staff.

New Singapore labour laws favour locals

2014-08-06 11:11

Singapore is risking losing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs.

Jobs growth boosts small UK manufacturers

2014-08-04 10:45

Booming jobs growth has marked a strong three months for Britain's small and medium-sized manufacturers, according to a survey.

US job growth cools, unemployment rate up

2014-08-03 20:19

US job growth has slowed and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labour market that could give the Fed room to keep interest rates low.

Work stress may raise heart attack and stroke risk

2014-08-01 13:11

Workers' risk factors for stroke and heart attack, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol can be made worse by workplace stresses.

SA must change 'crazy' labour laws

2014-07-29 21:30

The country’s "crazy" labour legislation unfortunately prevents millions of people from getting jobs, says Woolworths non-executive chair Simon Susman.

Ramaphosa: Don't fear minimum wage

2014-07-25 07:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned against "angst" over the proposed introduction of a national minimum wage.

NUM opposes Amplats mines sale

2014-07-21 10:55

The National Union of Mineworkers says plans by Anglo American Platinum to sell some of its mines will result in job losses, which is punishment for poor workers.

Anglo to shed mines, cut 20 000 jobs - report

2014-07-21 07:54
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Anglo American is set to unveil its plan to dispose of its oldest South African platinum mines, a move that would reduce the global miner's staff count by 20 000.

SA among top countries for temporary work

2014-07-16 05:00

South Africa ranks 11th out of 75 countries regarding the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining its contingent workforce, according to an index.

App your way to a job

2014-07-09 12:31

South African job hunters can now switch between various career apps on the go. Here's a selection of what you can do while queueing at Woolies.

US economy picks up as job growth surges

2014-07-04 09:28

US employment growth has jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was growing briskly.

Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in UK

2014-07-01 19:06

Tata Steel will cut about 400 jobs at its plant in South Wales as it looks to reduce costs in order to compete more strongly in the EU.

78 000 jobs a year for Mpuma, says Mabuza

2014-06-27 15:01

Mpumalanga aims to create 78 000 jobs a year and wants to accelerate projects with firms such as Sasol, BHP Billiton, Eskom and SAB, says Premier David Mabuza.

Philip Morris cuts earnings forecast

2014-06-26 10:00

Cigarette and tobacco company Philip Morris International has cut its 2014 earnings forecast saying it is proving to be a "complex" year for the company.

Million-jobs target for agriculture

2014-06-17 20:45

President Jacob Zuma says the government has identified agriculture as a key job driver.

SA youth inclined to work for Gov't

2014-06-12 13:42

Young people would rather work for the state than start a business, a survey shows.

Permanent employment in outright decline

2014-06-10 17:33

Only the public sector created jobs in May, and projections suggest chances are slim that permanent employment could absorb school leavers.

US jobs report seen underscoring economy

2014-06-06 11:15

US employers have likely maintained a solid pace of hiring, returning employment to its pre-recession level.

Youth unemployment jumps to 36%

2014-06-05 14:41
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The unemployment rate among young South Africans has been consistently higher than that of adults since the 2008 recession, according to data from Statistics SA.

Cape farmworkers' case dismissed

2014-06-03 14:06

Eleven Western Cape farmworkers has failed in a bid to fight their dismissal in the Labour Court in Cape Town.

 

Manufacturing job cuts on the cards

2014-08-14 13:30

The short term outlook for manufacturing conditions in SA is bleak and job cuts would be likely over the next 12 months, according to a survey.

Jobs growth lags profits for major US companies

2014-08-11 10:24

Employment growth at the largest US companies have lagged far behind increases in revenue and operating profit, as firms reap the benefits of technology.

9 bizarre jobs you never even knew existed

2014-08-11 08:08

Fancy being a professional snuggler? These will make your 9 to 5 seem like amateur hour.

ANC rejects claims of cash for govt jobs

2014-08-07 07:00

The ANC is a donor-driven organisation but levies and contributions are not paid to the party in return for government jobs, says treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

Mass agriculture job losses worries DA

2014-08-04 18:33

The DA wants the government to act urgently to stem what it has termed a 'jobs haemorrhage' in the agriculture sector.

Africa frets over jobs - survey

2014-08-04 09:40

Africans see jobs and education as their biggest areas of concern while they also feel their governments need to invest more in agriculture, according to a poll.

US unemployment rate rises

2014-08-01 14:55

US job growth has slowed more than expected in July and an unexpected rise in the unemployment rate pointed to some slack in the labour market.

Graduates face jail over CV lies

2014-07-30 05:00

The Southern African Fraud Prevention Service and a background screening company have warned prospective job seekers that lying about qualifications could land them in jail.

SA's jobless rate increases

2014-07-29 13:33

South Africa's unemployment rate has lifted in the second quarter of 2014, data shows.

Plan to sell Amplats mines shocks union

2014-07-22 11:45
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The Workers' Association Union has warned that plans by Amplats to sell off mines will have a devastating effect on workers in the wake of the five-month strike.

Amplats to sell strike-hit mines

2014-07-21 09:33

World No 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum plans to sell its Union mine, a widely expected move after it was hit by a five-month strike.

Oliphant: Govt looking at minimum wage model

2014-07-16 19:52

Government is weighing the merits of a sectoral versus a national minimum wage, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Interview tips to get you ahead

2014-07-14 11:15

With these helpful interview tips you'll never be unprepared for another interview.

Computer training to change lives

2014-07-08 12:54

A Cape Town initiative offers needy communities access to quality computer training for a very small price, as well as a facility for on-line job searching.

Dollar creeps up in Asia on US jobs report

2014-07-03 11:04

The dollar has extended its gains against the yen and euro in Asia on hopes for a healthy US jobs report, but was unable to break out of its lows.

N West state land for unemployed youth

2014-06-29 17:45

To create sustainable income for the unemployed, the North West provincial government will allocate all state owned farms in the province to community members, says the premier.

Why you didn’t get the job

2014-06-26 10:37

Career advice articles litter the internet, but maybe it is time to face the cold hard truth about why you did not get the job you applied for, says an expert.

Artisans in great demand

2014-06-19 12:48

Lack of technical competencies paired with rampant skills shortages remains a problem for local employers across various industries, shows a jobs survey.

We want jobs, SA tells Zuma

2014-06-13 22:28
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South Africans want President Jacob Zuma to urgently deal with the unemployment problem, a survey shows.

SA youth would rather work for govt

2014-06-12 07:00

Young people would rather work for the state than start a business, because they see government as the best way to earn a good living, a survey shows.

US economy making a turn

2014-06-06 15:15

The US economy has snapped back from a winter slump as employment returned to pre-recession levels in May.

Flawed jobs promise

2014-06-06 07:00

Jacob Zuma's jobs pledge could fall flat on its face, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Workspace: Everywhere

2014-06-03 16:08

The workspace of the future is a lot more than a typical office cubicle.

KellyOCG makes Global Outsourcing 100 List

2014-06-03 12:41

KellyOCG, the outsourcing and consulting group of Kelly Services, has been named to the Global Outsourcing 100 List for the third consecutive year.

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