The Ambassadors Youth and Community Development organisation has partnered with Liquid Creativity to work on the unemployment gap that exists. Recruitment Junction is a website that will link the youth and employers for free. It is important for the youth to register their CVs on the organisation’s data base for all future opportunities.
Most companies in South Africa are looking for employees with skills and experience which makes it harder for raw graduates to get employment and that is why South Africa has got such a high number of unemployed graduates. Aneil Manmohan, co-founder of Ambassadors Youth and Community Development, said that their aim is to negotiate for learnerships and internships for the graduates and matriculants with no employment, and who can’t afford to study further, also to negotiate bursaries for education for all the learners who could not finish their senior certificate due to financial constraints.
The only way to combat unemployment in South Africa is to create employment opportunities for the youth. Although employment figures rose in November 2012 in some sectors as per Adcorp figures, it doesn’t mean that the country must slow down. Most unemployed youth do not have resources to seek employment or to attend business seminars which will equip them with the necessary skills to start their own businesses, hence there has to be a linking agent like the Recruitment Junction.
Recruitment Junction is calling on businesses, companies, government and international agents to sponsor business seminars, learnerships and internships for the unemployed youth. If companies can dedicate to skills development through learnerships and graduate programmes, unemployment will decrease with time. This is a serious crisis. The more companies can dedicate to this, the better.
Entrepreneurship is another solution to unemployment, each company can only employ so many. Our country needs more companies and businesses. This is an opportunity for the unemployed youth to grasp; if you can’t get a job, then create it, by creating that business, when growth strikes, you will employ people and be part of the solution. Unemployment is a monster that can be defeated, we as a country must work together, brainstorm and strategise on the plan to curb it. Recruitment Junction is part of the plan.
To all the job seekers, send us your CVs and do not stop searching, to all that are studying, all the best for your studies and to those who would like to be part of us, contact us, we do have a volunteering programme. Keep looking and equip yourselves every day. Let’s work together towards bridging this gap.