Employment and Labour Deputy Minister, Boitumelo Moloi has officially on Friday opened two Employment Centres in Johannesburg and Germiston, a monumental occasion that came a day after the department launched of 14 Public Employment Services mobile buses at NASREC.
Strategically located to provide easy access to many work-seekers, the Johannesburg Employment Centre is close to public and private universities, while the Germiston Centre is in the City of Ekurhuleni, near private and public colleges as well as training service providers.
“With the Employment Centers and our mobile units, we hope to bring greater collaboration between employers and training authorities in Gauteng province. Centers can also be used for education and awareness programmers and for life skills training,” the Deputy Minister explained
These Centres were opened to address the high unemployment rates in Johannesburg currently standing at 32.7% and Ekurhuleni 33.4% respectively.
The Deputy Minister made a plea to the community to take care of the Centres and Mobile Units, so as to protect them from any criminal elements.
“Some may wish to use them for the wrong reasons, and asked the youth to be constantly engaged and stay away from any substance abuse,”added Moloi.