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The City of Cape Town yesterday launched the Jobs Connect Workforce Development Programme - a work placement initiative, funded by the City's Enterprise and Investment Department, that aims to create job opportunities for Cape Town residents.
Launch of Jobs Connect
Jobs Connect has two distinct purposes: to link businesses, particularly SMMEs and corporates to the appropriate talent; and to provide knowledge, training and employment opportunities to job seekers across the city, particularly those who do not have the means to access such opportunities.
Once on the website, they will be prompted to register their details, and complete a literacy and numeracy assessment, the results of which will be added to a digital CV.
The entire process is paperless but residents can print out their CVs and assessment results when applying elsewhere as well.
The platform enables residents to access jobs based on their skills and the areas where they live. Similarly, business owners can register their details on the database by contacting Leelyn Management at az.oc.nyleel@ofni or +27 (0)21 558 1552.
The CoCT also recently launched the Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator Project - a programme that will train, pay stipends and do job placements for residents in the Business Process Outsourcing or call centre sector, as well as the clothing and textile sector.
Industries and employment opportunities currently available on Jobs Connect:
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