1.2m jobs created but levels of unemployment remain high

2015-11-24 21:00

Up to two million jobs were created in South Africa since the government launched the New Growth Path in 2010, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel told delegates at the ongoing Cosatu national congress in Midrand, Johannesburg.

SAA cuts 484 jobs to stabilise turbulent finances

2015-11-18 12:19

New SAA acting CEO Musa Zwane has told parliament that by freezing all non-critical positions, SAA has managed to reduce its headcount from 8 747 to 8 263.

SABMiller employees worry over jobs

2015-11-12 16:23

The head of SABMiller says employees have voiced concerns over potential job cuts in the wake of the industry’s biggest takeover.

Ramaphosa: Govt tackling engineering skills shortage

2015-11-05 19:10

Government has announced its plans to address the engineering skills shortage in South Africa aiming to have at least 24 000 competent artisans by 2020.

Critics blame govt for high unemployment

2015-10-27 21:30

Government economic policies are to blame for the rising unemployment rates in South Africa, say economists.

R37bn allocated to jobs, skills development

2015-10-21 14:54

Over the medium-term expenditure framework, R37bn is allocated to public employment programmes, according to the mini budget.

Andrew Fenwick: Manufacturing multiplier effect – buying local saves jobs

2015-10-09 07:49

Until we see the link between buying local goods and services and the jobs they create, SA will continue to shed jobs, says Durban-based entrepreneur Andrew Fenwick.

More job worries for ex-Telkom staff

2015-10-02 10:02

Over 200 ex-Telkom staff have been issued with consultation letters at their new employer WNS, one of the fixed-line operator's outsourced companies.

Americans shift away from traditional jobs

2015-09-30 09:19

Over 42 million Americans are part of the independent workforce, representing a shift away from traditional jobs as more people join 'on-demand' economy sector.

22 000 SA mining jobs under threat - NUM

2015-09-28 19:47

About 22 000 jobs are under threat in SA's beleaguered mining industry, NUM says, accusing companies of attacking the government politically through the layoffs.


US company's CT call centre to boost job creation

2015-11-24 17:11

EXL, a Nasdaq listed business process solutions company, has celebrated the opening of its new call centre in Cape Town and expects to create up to 3 000 jobs.

Nene: We're bracing ourselves for the worst

2015-11-15 13:52

South Africa's drought could have a "serious impact" on food prices and ultimately knock growth, employment and revenues, warns Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

35 000 jobs stand between Lonmin and its survival

2015-11-06 07:22

To survive the slump in platinum prices, Lonmin may need to reduce production. The trouble is, it will mean fewer jobs in a country that can’t afford to lose any.

Next generation less optimistic - study

2015-10-29 06:36

A new study shows why the next generation of digital natives in South Africa are significantly less optimistic than Generation Y – the so-called millennials.

US jobless claims data points to firming labour

2015-10-22 15:18

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits have risen less than expected, remaining at levels consistent with a healthy labour market.

Numsa aims to tackle corruption and job losses

2015-10-13 20:00

The National Union of Metalworkers Union of SA’s has promised to hit public and private sectors where it “hurts the most” when they embark on their much anticipated march on Wednesday.

US job growth cools, raising doubts on economy

2015-10-02 15:15

US employers have slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months and wages fell, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for an rate hike.

US jobless claims rise, shows firm labour market

2015-10-01 16:05

The number of new applications for US jobless benefits have risen modestly, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labour market.

Formal employment numbers drop

2015-09-29 17:10

The number of employees in SA's formal non-agricultural sector slipped between March 2015 and June 2015, says Statistics SA.

State slated for 'costly and ineffective' jobs agency

2015-09-23 13:26

Only 2.3% of the more than 600 000 unemployed South Africans registered with the government’s employment agency have been placed in full-time jobs.

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