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.

Impala Platinum plans to cut 1 600 SA mine jobs

2015-09-18 10:14

Impala Platinum plans to retrench as many as 1 600 workers at its Rustenburg operations as prices have fallen to six-year lows.

SA among top 20 on workforce index

2015-09-15 18:06

South Africa has achieved the 19th spot out of 75 countries on an index which tracks the relative ease of employing various types of non-permanent workers.

Labour Court rules on temporary employment

2015-09-09 17:39

The Labour Court has ruled in a "test" case regarding the newly amended Labour Relations Act relating to who would be the employer of a temporary worker.

US labour market shows some muscle

2015-09-06 14:45

US job growth has slowed in August, but the unemployment rate has dropped to a near 7½-year low and wages have accelerated.

US job growth slows, unemployment rate falls

2015-09-04 15:43

US payrolls has risen less than expected, but a drop in the unemployment rate to a near seven-and-a-half-year low kept alive prospects of a Fed Reserve rate hike.

Anthea Jeffery: Economic needs must trump anti-Western ideology

2015-09-03 14:54

ANC ideology should not be allowed to trump SA’s economic needs and the plight of the 8.4 million unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery.


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.

How a wage subsidy can alleviate SA’s youth unemployment

2015-09-20 19:30

SA's unemployment figures have been stubbornly high over the past two decades, but one policy measure that could help alleviate the pressure is a youth wage subsidy.

US unemployment claims at eight-week low

2015-09-17 16:30

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits have fallen to the lowest level in eight weeks.

Don’t gentrify the poor out of Hout Bay - Fawu

2015-09-11 13:16

The Food and Allied Workers Union has handed a memorandum to the City of Cape Town, calling for Oceana to continue operating in Hout Bay.

Employers plan conservative hiring for rest of year

2015-09-08 19:50

SA employers report conservative hiring intentions between October and December, according to Manpower SA and the outlook has declined slightly.

Gaming used to help youth obtain jobs

2015-09-04 20:00

A new online game - Team C4 - hopes to help more young South Africans to obtain jobs in the contact centre industry.

Gold traders won’t come out to play

2015-09-03 16:00

Gold traders are waiting on the sidelines before the US jobs report that will shed light on how well the economy is holding up amid global equity turbulence.

US private payrolls rise misses expectations

2015-09-02 16:00

US private employers have added fewer workers in August, but the labour market momentum remains strong enough for the Fed Reserve to consider a rate hike.

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