Jobs summit: Companies told to stop demanding experience from job seekers

It's the last day of the Jobs Summit organised by the government.

On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa assured delegates that the Jobs Summit is not another talk shop.

Ramaphosa told business, labour, government and community leaders that the plan is to reduce unemployment from 27% to 6% by 2030.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela has been attending the summit and had this to report.

READ: Job Summit to focus on implementation rather than a 'talkshop'

Some of the most important things that came out since yesterday from the President's address are, of course, buying local.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

They believe that buying local will create the demand and increase exports and as a result, you may grow the economy and start creating more jobs.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

READ ALSO: Why is Saftu boycotting Ramaphosa's Jobs Summit?

There was also the discussion on companies. They must stop demanding experience from young graduates who are looking for jobs.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

Listen to what else has been discussed...


This article first appeared on 702 : Jobs summit: Companies told to stop demanding experience from job seekers


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
38.8% youth unemployment rate suggests dark future for South Africa

38.8% youth unemployment rate suggests dark future for South Africa

Does the Jobs Summit mean anything to SA’s youth? Ray White interviews Liesel Smith-Eksteen of Youth Employment Services.

Job Summit to focus on implementation rather than a 'talkshop'

Job Summit to focus on implementation rather than a 'talkshop'

Different stakeholders from government, the unions and the private sector share their views on today's Job Summit.

Is this week's Job Summit inclusive?

Is this week's Job Summit inclusive?

Callers to the Eusebius McKaiser Show said this week's Jobs Summit fails to represent young people and small businesses.

Why is Saftu boycotting Ramaphosa's Jobs Summit?

Why is Saftu boycotting Ramaphosa's Jobs Summit?

Zwelinzima Vavi says Nedlec didn't allow Saftu to participate in negotiations for the summit.

'If we don’t get jobs, people from Alexandra will cross bridge and burn Sandton'

'If we don’t get jobs, people from Alexandra will cross bridge and burn Sandton'

Ray White interviews Bonang Mohale (CEO, Business Leadership SA) and the Centre for Development and Enterprise’s Ann Bernstein.

Jobs Summit expected to advance job creation

Jobs Summit expected to advance job creation

Lungi Mtshali says all parties involved will come together to come up with practical solutions for creating jobs.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is caused by sex - Dr Eve

[LISTEN] Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is caused by sex - Dr Eve

Dr Eve discusses cervical cancer and how it can be prevented.

Angry customer stops at nothing to expose bad service at upmarket hotel

Angry customer stops at nothing to expose bad service at upmarket hotel

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone Viral'.

Motorist who killed two goslings has been identified

Motorist who killed two goslings has been identified

According to the SPCA, he will be charged with contravention of the Animal Protection Act.

WCED thrilled with the approval of the school's policy Amendment Bill

WCED thrilled with the approval of the school's policy Amendment Bill

MEC for education says the Bill will make way for new innovative programs that will benefit all learners in the province.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

Uber customer threatened with hockey stick by driver

An Uber customer shares how she was threatened by an Uber driver with a hockey stick after a disagreement.

SPCA to open case against impatient CT man seen driving over two goslings in CBD

SPCA to open case against impatient CT man seen driving over two goslings in CBD

A family of Egyptian geese were crossing the road at the corner of Spin Street and Adderley Street, when the man drove over them.