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This is easily one of the most challenging times to be a first-time job-seeker in at least a decade. Job losses are many, and there are plenty of experienced people taking lower-level jobs to try and get by; but that doesn’t mean it’s all doom and gloom for the first-time job-seeker.
Your valuable skills development training partnerships assist us with changing the lives of thousands of young South Africans. South Africa’s increasing unemployment levels are a huge threat to future economic growth and the overall prosperity of its citizens. Statistics South Africa’s most recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey shows the country’s unemployment rate climbed to 30.1% in the first quarter of 2020.
As unemployment in South Africa jumped to 27.2% for Q2 2018, the proverbial walls seem to be closing in on job seekers. The strain of this appears to be intensified among the youth who account for 63.5% of the total number of unemployed persons,irrespective of education level.