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Thursday, 4 April, 2019
Quote of the week
""AI helps to reduce the volume of applications that need to be physically reviewed by recruiters by automatically matching required job skills and experience to candidate CVs," "
- Rhett Davies, partner at MCI
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BOOSTME360 GOES LIVE, JOB-SEEKERS AND FOREIGNERS YOUR JOBS AND HEALTHCARE?
The platform offers job-seekers career guidance and access to training content through free e-learning modules, aimed at helping them improve their soft skills and improving their chance of finding a job.
Online portal for entry-level job-seekers, BoostMe360, has gone live, listing 6 000 job-seekers 10 months after it was introduced.
Founded in May 2018 by academic publishing organisation Pearson South Africa, BoostMe360 is an online job and skills development platform that connects SME employers with entry-level employees, who are located nearby.
The portal, which targets unemployed youth and job-seekers throughout SA, is now open to the public after running a pilot test for the last few months.
It uses artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help bridge the gap between employers and job-seekers, cutting out the time-consuming admin synonymous with the search for the right person for the job.
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A 'foreign threat’ could be a convenient boogeyman in an election season where politicians will face questions about their failures. Or not?
Last week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi claimed in a speech at the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union’s (Nehawu) Nurses’ Summit that undocumented immigrants are flooding South Africa and overburdening clinics and hospitals.
When immigrants “get admitted in large numbers, they cause overcrowding, infection control starts failing”, he said.
In his speech, Motsoaledi argued that South Africa must re-evaluate its immigration policy in order to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country. But he offered no data or evidence to substantiate his claims about immigrants being such a burden on the public healthcare system.
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