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Knowing which jobs have vacancy rates and competitive salaries can guide graduates to a fulfilling and lucrative career. The Higher Education Department has published the most in demand jobs in South Africa. 


The South African Government currently employs around 13% of the country’s workforce. These positions not only offer competitive salaries, but also come with essential benefits and job security. 


The idea of a fresh start can sound appealing to many. Leaving that old and stressful job behind and stepping into a new career filled with excitement and opportunity, but this is not a decision that should be taken lightly. A lot of thought and strategy must go into successfully moving from one career to another


A recent report has revealed that hiring activity for most industries and employment sectors was significantly low over the past few months, reflecting a stagnant labour market across the country.


If you’ve been in your job for a few years, it’s likely that you’re beginning to itch to make a move. Maybe it’s starting to become clear that you’re moving nowhere slowly. Maybe you're tired of seeing your friends and colleagues progress in their careers while yours stagnates. You may start to think maybe it’s time that you seek out a new place to work.


With most South Africans focused on SONA or more parochially, when the lights are coming back on or going off again, the UN's Day to recognise Women and Girls in Science (Saturday 11 February) largely slipped by unnoticed.


Youth unemployment remains one of the most pressing challenges faced in the country. Government has revealed that additional plans are already underway to increase job creation for South Africa’s jobless young people.


Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, global and South African employers are still feeling the impact of the Great Resignation. Over three-quarters of South African employees (77%) are actively looking for a new job, and it’s not easy to win over top talent, especially in high-demand fields.


The South African government has reiterated its commitment to creating jobs in 2023. This forms part of a five-year plan by the Department of Employment and Labour which aims to create sustainable employment for South Africans.

 


Since the platform's launch, the Unemployment Insurance Fund has encouraged workers to use the u-Filling system to speed up the progress of claims. However, many people have expressed frustration, as they find the online platform difficult to navigate.


As the world of work changed post-pandemic, so have the priorities of many working people who seek a better work-life balance. In recognition of the fact that many positions don’t require 9-5 in-person attendance, companies have increasingly been introducing hybrid work models, or even fully remote roles.


South Africa’s latest unemployment statistics show that several crucial industries in the country’s economy bled jobs in the second quarter of 2022. 

 


Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) recent labour stats indicated that the country was moving in the right direction in terms of job creation. However, the high youth unemployment rate remains a cause for concern.

 


South Africa’s unemployment rate has declined for the second consecutive quarter indicating that the country is moving in the right direction. However, concerns remain as 8 million people are unemployed.

 


Cape Town is one of the world's fastest-growing regions in terms of foreign investment, according to a report from foreign direct investment data platform, fDi Intelligence.

 


You've probably heard of the success stories of people who found their jobs through networking. But you might have also heard that it's not a reliable way to find work. Who's right?


Let's face it - you've already read that networking is the most successful way to find a job. When it comes to getting a job, you're your own brand, and all the parts of your life - your experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and even your attitude -are going to come into play. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa said the triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality needs to be addressed in South Africa. And while millions remain unemployed, marginal gains in tackling unemployment were made as the unemployment rate declined.

 


The economic and social consequences brought about by unemployment could negatively impact the growth of an entire country.


In the final months of 2021, South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to 35.3%, meaning that more than one in every three people living in the country are unemployed.

 

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