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Conservative hiring intentions by employers anticipated in the last quarter - survey

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th September 2018 South African employers expect conservative hiring intentions, across all industries nationally, for the fourth quarter, the ManPowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) has found. Fourteen per cent of employers expect to increase staffing levels, 8% forecast a decrease and 78% anticipate no... 

Embracing automation can lead to greater skills development

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th December 2017 While the automated economy is often seen as a threat to many of today’s jobs, ManpowerGroup South Africa MD Lyndy van den Barselaar notes that it will open up employment opportunities for those with the right skillsets, as the digital transformation continues to change the way we work. “While it... 

Glencore’s Lady Loretta restart adding to regional jobs prospects

By: Mariaan Webb     13th December 2017 News that diversified miner Glencore is restarting its Lady Loretta zinc mine in north-west Queensland is adding to a regional jobs story, with 250 people to find employment as a result of the miner’s decision to resume phased production next year. “What we are seeing right across commodities is... 

South African employers set for modest hiring in Q4

By: Schalk Burger     12th September 2017 South African employers report modest hiring intentions for the fourth quarter of the year, with 10% of employers expecting to increase staffing levels, 5% forecasting a decrease and 84% anticipating no change, says workforce solutions multinational ManpowerGroup South Africa MD Lyndy van den... 

Deterioration of local economic landscape pinching jobs outlook

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th June 2017 While South African employers are reporting limited hiring prospects for the third quarter, opportunities for local job seekers are expected to be strongest in the electricity, gas and water supply and the finance, insurance, real estate and business services sectors, ManpowerGroup South Africa’s... 

Collective factors impact on state of I&C industry

By: Kimberley Smuts     11th March 2016 Micro and macroeconomic factors, and the unavailability of local skills in South Africa are key issues that contribute to the stifling of progress in various sectors within the instrumentation and control (I&C) industry, says the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control... 

Energy investment to contribute to hiring in S Africa

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th June 2015 Despite the ongoing energy crisis, South Africa has created some opportunities for those businesses and individuals with the right skills sets, product and service offerings, which should contribute to an increase in job opportunities in this sector in the third quarter of this year.... 

South Africa drops in talent shortage survey rankings

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th May 2015 South Africa’s ranking in terms of skills development has dropped significantly in the past year, with 31% of local employers participating in a talent shortage survey noting that they have difficulty filling vacancies. In 2014, the country ranked fourth overall in the international survey, with... 

Qld pumps A$615m into skills projects

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th June 2014 The Queensland state government on Monday announced A$615-million investment in skills development to grow the four pillars of its economy, namely resources, construction, agriculture and tourism. Queensland Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek detailed the new... 


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