How to get SA’s unemployed youth into jobs

2018-05-23 17:11

The idea behind the Youth Employment Service (YES) is simple, but if government really wants the programme to succeed, it must do more to get businesses to buy into the concept.

Ben Magara: 12 600 Lonmin jobs depend on Sibanye deal

2018-05-14 16:06

Unless its transaction with Sibanye-Stillwater is completed soon, platinum miner Lonmin is set to retrench about 12 600 workers between 2018 and 2020.

Is this the solution to poverty?

2018-05-03 12:15

A long and healthy life, most would agree, is linked to things like access to water and sanitation, good education and earning an income. But the conundrum is developing policy that can improve these for the poorest of the poor.

Hope for visually impaired rural people

2018-04-28 10:00

Many disabled people are still overlooked when they apply for employment, but a new project may change the situation in South Africa.

Brazil's unemployment rises to 12.6%

2018-03-30 10:31

Brazil's jobless rate rose in the quarter through February, hitting a higher than expected 12.6%, the government statistics office says.

German joblessness hits record low as firms push capacity limits

2018-03-29 10:48

German unemployment has extended its decline in March as companies boosted their labour force to keep up with bulging order books.

Ramaphosa launches YES initiative to address youth unemployment

2018-03-27 15:33

The Youth Employment Service is aimed at addressing the most pressing socio-economic challenges in the country, particularly poverty and unemployment among the youth.

US jobless claims decline for third time in four weeks

2018-03-15 14:48

US filings for unemployment benefits have fallen for the third time in four weeks and remain near the lowest level in 48 years, underscoring tightness in the job market.

Life after retrenchment

2018-03-12 16:12

Accept the helping hand if your former employer offers it

This is what retrenchment feels like in your 20s

2018-03-07 00:00

Losing your job can be earth shattering - especially if you are at the beginning of your career.


SA unemployment rate steady at 26.7%

2018-05-15 11:56

South Africa's unemployment rate has stood still at 26.7% over the first quarter of 2018 compared to the last quarter of 2017, but the informal sector and private households did stand out as job creators.

Canada job growth stalls even with fastest wage gains since 2012

2018-05-11 15:43

Canada has failed to generate any new jobs in April, but the unemployment rate stayed at the lowest in four decades and wages accelerated to signal a tight labour market.

5 biggest changes to the SA labour landscape since Workers' Day 2017

2018-04-30 14:26

As millions of employees around the world ready to celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1, Fin24 looks at how the SA labour landscape has changed over the past year.

How will the minimum wage affect your household?

2018-04-15 07:24

The national minimum wage has been delayed, but it could affect households in several ways once it comes into effect, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

US jobless claims decline to lowest level since 1973

2018-03-29 14:42

US filings for unemployment benefits have unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since January 1973, further evidence that the labour market remains tight.

Unemployed for 6 years: 'I was losing hope,' youth says

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the Youth Employment Service, in partnership with the private sector, to tackle the lack of jobs in South Africa. Watch.

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S&P raises SA GDP forecast, warns it is still not enough

2018-03-27 12:33

The credit ratings agency raised its forecast for SA GDP growth in 2018 from 1% to 2%, but warned this is still not enough to decrease SA's high unemployment rate.

Could that job you’re applying for be a scam?

2018-03-14 13:26

Desperately seeking employment? Before you submit your CV, make sure that what you’re applying for is legit.

China finally introducing a globally comparable jobless rate

2018-03-07 19:42

The world’s biggest labour market will soon get its first regularly updated monthly jobless rate similar to closely-watched gauges in other major economies.

She has a BA and master's degree but is still unemployed

2018-03-05 18:07

She says she was told by many companies that she’s the perfect candidate but they needed someone with more experience.

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