DURBAN BUSINESSES ON THE LOOKOUT FOR YOUNG, FIRST-TIME WORK-SEEKERS.
If you are young, with no experience and looking for a job in Durban then this is for you! Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator has already placed just over 15,000 first-time work-seekers into jobs nationally and is on the hunt to place several hundred more in Durban.
Durban – 11 August 2015 – The latest figures released by Stats SA in July show that the unemployment rate in the Durban area is 16.5%. Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator wants to decrease this figure by helping first-time work-seekers find jobs.
Harambee, together with different employers, have several hundred entry-level jobs they need to fill in the Durban area before the end of the year. Harambee finds young South Africans with a minimum of a matric who have the potential to do well in work but are battling to get a real, long-term job. Harambee invites these young South Africans to come to their offices in the CBD for assessments.
The results of these assessments help guide the young person and Harambee on the next steps towards finding suitable employment.
Claudia O’Farrell from Harambee in Durban says “We constantly have jobs we need to fill and it is not always easy to find the right people. This is why I encourage young South Africans with at least a matric to sign up for Harambee through our mobisite Harambee.mobi”.
Founded in 2011, Harambee is a not-for-profit organisation that partners with over 150 South African employers across ten sectors nationally, all of whom have made a commitment to employ young first-time workers into available entry-level jobs.
Ongoing joblessness for young South Africans has left many discouraged and despondent. “Young Durbanites aged 18 to 28 now have new avenues of employment,” says Harambee’s O’Farrell. “Since 2013 we’ve placed close to 500 young work-seekers into jobs in retail, hospitality, financial services, call centres and SMMEs. We now have over 500 jobs we need to help our employer partners fill by the end of the year”. Harambee looks for candidates with no experience but lots of potential so young people need not be nervous to apply on harambee.mobi. Applying to Harambee does not cost any money.
www.harambee.co.za for more information
www.harambee.mobi to apply