South African Job Portal JobsTown.co.za Raises Awareness of Employment Opportunities for the Youth
09/10/2013

Despite the economic downturn the government have been working hard at creating jobs for the youth through its learnership programmes and urges the private sector to play its part.

Online PR News – 10-September-2013 – Cape Town, Western Cape – According to a report by Stats SA unemployment has increased in the second quarter of 2013. There is however some light at the end of the tunnel. The Government in South Africa, has stated they are doing all it can to address the unemployment issues through it various initiatives. Rural development has created nearly 35000 jobs and its national infrastructure plan will invest R827 billion in 2013 and 2014. The construction and trade industry have also gained 62 000 and 52 000 jobs respectfully. Young people are however struggling to break into their first job. While more degree educated youngsters are finding work those that hold no qualification are finding it more difficult to get employment.

Despite the economic downturn the government have been working hard at creating jobs for the youth through its learnership programmes and urges the private sector to play its part. Much of the private sector specifically lead by big companies do offer graduate in training and learnership programmes. Learnership programmes offer the worker a unique opportunity where the candidate can be in work and study towards a qualification. By gaining this work experience the young learners are gaining valuable work skills in a business environment. Learnerships are a new concept to South Africa and have become very popular over the years.

Jobs Town provides a platform where various companies can advertise their graduate and learnership programs on one easy to use online platform. A problem faced by many job seekers today is that they don’t have access to the internet but they do have access to Facebook through their mobile cell phones. Jobs Town can bring this knowledge across to its many users with its strong Social Media presence.

“We wanted to make Jobs Town more engaging to the many users who do not have work experience,” said the owner from Jobs Town. Jobs Town has already proved itself to be an easy to use Job Portal for job seekers as well as recruiters. Jobs Town is now focusing on a broadened range of content for job seekers and already features information about learnerships, bursaries and government vacancies. Cell phones are the biggest way to reach the unemployed in South Africa. Going forward, most of Jobs Town communication will take place via integrating mobile with recruitment processes.

To learn more about Jobs Town and to sign up, please visit the website at http://www.jobstown.co.za

To follow the site socially visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JobsTownSA or on twitter at www.twitter.com/JobsTownSA

*Statistic from sanews.gov.za

http://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/unemployment-drops-gauteng