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South Africa is short of engineers
- March 16, 2016
- Posted by: AllNew Admin
- Category: Information
Skilled trades and engineers remain the most difficult positions for companies to fill, according to ManpowerGroup’s tenth annual Talent Shortage Survey.
The survey is conducted annually, using a sample of 750 businesses in South Africa.
“With unemployment in the country remaining high, it is surprising that employers continue to have difficulty filling positions. South Africa’s continued skills deficit is being compounded by a lack of technical skills, which is having a negative impact on employment across many sectors of the country’s economy,” explained Lyndy van den Barselaar, managing director of Manpower South Africa.
“Furthermore, there is a high instance of poverty among South African youth, leaving millions unable to pursue secondary and tertiary education or training, which presents a challenge in terms of their skills development and employment prospects.”
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