MEC for finance at KZN Nomusa Dube-Ncube KwaZulu-Natal has a high unemployment rate among its young people, at almost 60%. The Ministry of Education received the lion’s share of the provincial budget. The health department received the second-largest slice of the budget pie. KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube is optimisticRead More →

Employment in Canada fell by 200,000 and the unemployment rate rose 0.5 percentage points to 6.5% in January, according to Statistics Canada. With the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and stricter public health measures implemented, capacity limits or closures have been reintroduced to retail stores and high-touch settingsRead More →

The employment rate of students with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees fell to an all-time high last year as the Covid-19 pandemic dealt a severe blow to labor markets, government statistics showed Monday. Their employment rate stood at 65.1% last year, the lowest since the Education Ministry began compiling suchRead More →

INCREASING EMPLOYMENT RATES THROUGHOUT THE DEMOGRAPHY The employment rate for residents aged 15 and over in June 2021 was 67.2%, down from 64.5% last June and also above the 65.2% reported in June 2019. “This reflects the economic recovery and the impact of measures such as the SGUnited Jobs andRead More →

HS2 Ltd received the Gold Award from the 5% Club for its investment in people and their continued development. The 5% Club’s 2021 Employer Audit Program recognized HS2’s commitment to developing employees through ‘earn and learn’ programs. These programs include the annual admission of HS2 into apprenticeship and graduate programs.Read More →

SCOTLAND’s employment rate has improved with the easing of lockdown restrictions, according to the latest official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the proportion of people aged 16 to 64 who are working increased by 0.2 percentage point to 74.1% between May and July. The unemployment rateRead More →

The South African government’s madness of 1.6 billion rand in Cuban mechanics for the SA National Defense Force (SANDF), while the capabilities of cash-strapped Denel vehicle systems remain unused, has been described as stupid, silly and weird. In contrast to Denel’s expertise and tailored approach to Vehicle Systems Mechanics (DVS),Read More →

Due to the health crisis, the government decided last year that the deadline for finding an apprenticeship in one of the country’s high schools would be extended by one month. The new deadline has therefore been set for December 31, 2020. In a recent parliamentary question, MP Marc Spautz ofRead More →

Minister at the Presidency of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. (Photo: GCIS) The presidential minister responsible for women, youth and people with disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, said the National Youth Development Agency was not for those with political connections. She said there was no requirement for young peopleRead More →