JOHANNESBURG, 16 JUNE 2018
The youth of 1976 faced the struggle against apartheid head-on. Forty two years later, the straggle has changed. With South Africa’s unemployment increasing by 1 million over the past year, which leaves about six million unemployed youth facing the despair of financial distress – robbing them of their dignity and hope.
Today, the Jobs Summit launches the Job Exchange to connect youth with employers. While millions of unemployed are searching for work, employers struggle to find the right people. The Job Exchange is committed to change that.
The Job Exchange portal connects employers with talent and work seekers with opportunities to gain skills, and secure employment. Jobs Summit Managing Director, Stefan Lauber says “The Job Exchange portal will assist to simplify and fast track the recruitment process so that businesses can focus, while helping to make a difference by growing the talent pool.”
Work seekers can upload their resumes, access online skills development and training while remaining informed of new opportunities as and when available.
Employers have access to an automated selection and recruitment process which completes all necessary organisational documentation, including B-BBEE requirements, reducing the administrative burden on their employees.
The portal is expected to assist millions of young people who desperately need assistance to make a living.