9 out of 10 unqualified for jobs they apply to – African recruitment survey

2018-12-13 21:31

Close to 90% of people applying to jobs in two major African economies are, objectively, not a match for the role advertised, according to recent research.

WATCH: South African gold output drops thirteenth straight month in October

2018-12-11 15:40

Gold production declined 15.1% from a year earlier, the Pretoria-based statistics office said on Tuesday. Total mining output rose 0.5%.

OAM: Populist party likely to take over unless SA addresses jobless rate

2018-12-06 20:40

The jobless rate is the biggest risk to South Africa’s stability, says Overberg Asset Management, it has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, at 27.7%.

Jobless rate for youth with tertiary qualifications rises above 20%

2018-11-29 16:08

South Africa’s youth unemployment rate for those who have a tertiary qualification has increased to over 20%, showing that the SA labour market is having difficulty absorbing young workers, even when they possess qualifications.

85% of South African learners aspire to go to university – where will they end up?

2018-11-23 09:49

A large majority of young adults have great expectations for their futures but the reality can be bleak.

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's where you're most likely to find a job

2018-11-20 07:12

Not sure where to look for a job or which field to pursue? CareerJunction's latest survey has revealed the most wanted skills, the sectors currently growing, and which jobs are trending.

US employment costs rise more than forecast as pay picks up

2018-10-31 16:17

US employment costs have risen by more than forecast in the third quarter as increases in private wages and salaries accelerated.

10 steps to get young people working

2018-10-28 09:11

A two-day summit focused on youth and unemployment which was attended by more than 100 organisations from the private and public sector has come up with ten steps to put young people to work.

WATCH: Mini budget 'a missed opportunity' - Cosatu

2018-10-25 11:40

Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says government should not blame public wages for squeezing expenditure, saying the Cabinet size should rather be reconsidered.

Youth in SA townships could unlock job creation, summit hears

2018-10-24 10:48

Paying young people in South Africa's townships for social types of work - whether running a book club or teaching others how to use Wi-Fi in the community - needs closer consideration and support, says development strategist Dr Kate Philip.


US jobless claims fall to 12-week low amid tight labour market

2018-12-13 17:44

US filings for unemployment benefits have fallen to the lowest since September, returning to hover near an almost five-decade.

Mining, manufacturing contribute to 16 000 jobs slide

2018-12-11 13:47

According to Statistics SA, the mining sector’s production showed a 0.5% increase in production year-on-year, while the sector contributed to the loss of 16 000 jobs in the third quarter of 2018.

US job claims hit six-month high during holiday week

2018-11-29 16:13

Filings for US unemployment benefits have risen for a third week to the highest level since May, potentially reflecting volatility around two consecutive periods that included holidays.

I need a job

2018-11-26 12:23

As matriculants ponder which careers to pursue, warnings are emerging that they should not choose to study courses that have flooded the job market with unemployed graduates.

Creating jobs is government’s most important task – Ramaphosa

2018-11-22 20:47

Addressing the National Council of Provinces, the president said that the state could only fulfill developmental mandate if the economy grows.

US jobless claims fall amid tight US labour market

2018-11-08 15:58

US filings for unemployment benefits have held near an almost five-decade low, indicating a robust job market.

SA’s jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

2018-10-28 10:04

South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs, says Owen Skae.

SA mini budget is credit-negative, says Moody's

2018-10-26 10:31

South Africa’s mini budget has unveiled a weaker fiscal outlook, which is credit-negative, says Moody’s Investors Service.

7 ways govt will spend its money over the next 3 years

2018-10-24 14:07

Government plans to limit spending to R5.9trn over the next three years.

Ramaphosa wants to leave legacy of economic emancipation, says union head

2018-10-24 07:24

The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) says President Cyril Ramaphosa is someone who wants to leave a lasting legacy of economic freedom, its general secretary Dennis George told Fin24.

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