Unemployed Youth

Northlink College has piloted a partnership with the Department of Community Safety and Security to address the high numbers of unemployed youth in various poverty stricken areas. They would be given training opportunities and also an education.

The Labour Department has increased their focus on unemployment within South Africa. Government?s role in this ongoing battle includes the creation of an enabled environment for thriving businesses and employment opportunities through partnerships.

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has appealed to Members of Parliament to give due consideration to the matter of a wage subsidy for young people, who comprise the bulk of the country's unemployed. This would subsidise the employment of young people by paying half of their wage for the first few months at work.

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