No quick fix for Gauteng as SA economy falters

2017-06-23 10:27

SA's economic hub Gauteng faces a tough environment as it struggles with huge unemployment, rapid urbanisation and a national recession. A worried MEC says there are no quick fixes.

#YouthDay: SA's high unemployment rate 'concerning' - MISA

2017-06-16 08:59

The Motor Industry Staff Association has called on employers in the retail motor industry to work together to find opportunities to employ and develop young workers in this economic sector.

Inside Labour: Political will still in the dustbins

2017-06-11 06:00

Back to basics. Organise the unorganised. These are the current mantras of much of the labour movement and they were brought into sharp focus this week.

Claims for US jobless benefits fall by 10 000

2017-06-08 16:15

Fewer Americans have applied for unemployment benefits as most US workers enjoy job security

Worry over SA's stubborn unemployment rate

2017-06-04 10:47

Government policy, with an increasing focus on radical economic transformation, is inhibiting strong employment, warns trade union Solidarity.

Low growth to weigh heavily on jobs – analysts

2017-06-02 05:00

The unemployment rate is expected to remain high as economic growth continues to lag.

Little-changed US jobless claims signal solid labour market

2017-05-25 15:35

US jobless-benefit claims are hovering near levels that continue to reflect a strong labour market, with figures little changed.

Almost all working South Africans fear losing their jobs - survey

2017-05-16 11:13

The biggest fear of up to 92% of South African employees is losing their jobs, a survey shows, while some feel trapped in poorly paid, insecure and dead-end jobs.

65 000 people apply for 1 500 JMPD jobs

2017-05-10 12:22

A total of 65 000 people have applied for 1500 Johannesburg metro police trainee positions.

Kganyago: SA to keep targeting low inflation for lower rates

2017-04-26 07:27

South Africa's inflation is under control and the Reserve Bank will maintain a policy to keep it low to protect the poor and ease inequality, says governor Lesetja Kganyago.


Jobless claims show tight US labour market

2017-06-22 14:48

The slight gain in filings for US unemployment benefits is still consistent with a resilient job market, according to Labour Department figures.

How to create jobs in the age of robots and low growth

2017-06-13 12:58

Unless societies change their approach to growth and development, they will face massive unemployment, writes political professor Lorenzo Fioramonti.

Inside Labour: Weather, workers and a green revolution

2017-06-09 06:00

Terry Bell looks at how the weather has affected the 'most poorly paid entrepreneurial labourers', the scrap collectors, and the potential of a 'green revolution'.

Replacing humans with robots take longer than expected - report

2017-06-04 22:00

The economic outcomes of replacing humans with robots are not as rosy as originally projected and it may take longer for companies to install bot armies in the workplace, say two McKinsey partners.

Slower hiring, unemployment drop give mixed US labour signs

2017-06-02 15:20

The US labour market has given mixed signals in May, with a decline in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low contrasting with below-forecast hiring.

US jobless claims remain low

2017-06-01 15:30

US jobless-benefit claims remain low despite an increase last week, with the labour market otherwise exhibiting signs of continued tightening.

Unemployed scammed by bogus ads for hospital jobs

2017-05-25 13:18

The Department of Health has issued warnings about fraudulent advertisements for jobs in the health industry that are scamming people out of thousands.

The place of sadness

2017-05-14 09:30

In many toxic rural environments, patterns of servitude and exclusion remain largely unchanged, writes Phylicia Oppelt.

Fear of jobs bloodbath in SA over automation

2017-05-05 17:54

South Africa has a responsibility to automate and digitise in a responsible manner and not replace the work that humans can do with that of machines, says Nhlamu Dlomu of KPMG.

US jobless claims rise while benefit rolls at 17-year low

2017-04-20 14:54

Filings for US unemployment benefits have risen while total benefit rolls dropped to the lowest in 17 years, indicating the job market remains tight.

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