In this blog post, we discuss the impact of our partnership and how it helps bridge the gap between education and employment for young people. Learn more about our commitment to youth development and the positive change it brings to our communities.
Youth unemployment in South Africa is a growing concern. According to data from Statistics South Africa, the unemployment rate for people between the ages of 15 and 34 was 38.2% in the first quarter of 2021. This is significantly higher than the overall unemployment rate of 30.8%.
Several factors contribute to high youth unemployment in South Africa. One is the lack of education and skills training. Many young people in South Africa do not have the necessary qualifications or skills to secure employment in the formal sector.
Another factor is the limited number of job opportunities available in the country. South Africa has a high unemployment rate overall, and the competition for jobs is fierce. This makes it difficult for young people to find employment, even if they are well-educated and qualified.
Addressing the Problem
To fix the issue of youth unemployment in South Africa, there needs to be a concerted effort to improve education and skills training. Programs that provide young people with the skills and qualifications they need to secure employment in the formal sector are highly beneficial. Aside from that, job placement programs are also seeing success.
How Express Is Tackling Youth Unemployment With Yes4Youth
Young people are thriving with job placement programs such as Yes4Youth. This initiative aims to connect job seekers with partnering companies that provide upskilling and employment opportunities.
Express Employment Professionals is proud to take part in the program. Since 2020, we have provided over 30 spots for aspiring youth to better their prospects. As the leading staffing provider in South Africa, we understand our duty.
Our unique position means we can pair our clients with the best-suited job applicants for various posts. And we do all that while building on the existing skills and interests of the young applicants on our radar.
How Does Yes4Youth Concern You?
Are you an unemployed youth seeking a change? Perhaps you’re a company wanting to play a part in building a better nation. Either way, Express Employment Professionals is a bridge to get you there. We successfully employ more than half a million people yearly. Get in touch today.