Job creation pace in Selebi-Phikwe slow

Selebi Phikwe Town Ccouncil PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG
Selebi Phikwe Town Ccouncil PIC. KEOAGILE BONANG

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Recent statistics presented to council from the Labour Department show that only one placement for permanent and pensionable employment was secured from January to May this year against 835 job seekers registered with the office.

During the same period 352 registered under cleaners, 49 under mechanics, 204 under labourers, 180 under administration, 51 under operators and 49 under construction.  In January the office managed to place 147 job seekers as casuals, 44 as temporary and only one as permanent and pensionable.  There were no permanent and pensionable placements from February to May. 

This, according to the department, could be attributed to the economic situation where even local companies are struggling to sustain themselves hence not able to offer employment. The closure of BCL mine has led to an increase of job seekers thronging labour offices everyday to look for jobs with little luck.

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