South Africa’s unemployment rate – persistently above 25% - is extremely high by international standards.
Job creation is, as a result, always a topical issue.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Asher Bohbot, CEO of EOH, about the science of job creation.
Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.
Unemployment is, by far, the most pressing challenge we face in South Africa. Especially youth-unemployment.— Asher Bohbot
It’s totally untrue that our youth are unemployable!— Asher Bohbot
A lot of young people lack understanding of the basic principles of how a business works.— Asher Bohbot
Those who have worked for a year are six times more likely to get a job than someone without work experience.— Asher Bohbot
I challenge other businesses to do the same as us.— Asher Bohbot
In South Africa we need all skills on deck. We don’t displace anyone. There is a place for young people who are learning and there is a place for older, experienced workers.— Asher Bohbot
Apprenticeships used to drive job creation.— Asher Bohbot
This article first appeared on 702 : South Africa needs jobs. Lots of jobs. Here’s how EOH is creating them…