City’s programmes to spur job creation prove effective
25 August 2022
MEDIA STATEMENT BY ALDERMAN JAMES VOS, MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
The City’s initiatives to support job creation continue to prove effective as Cape Town’s unemployment rate for 2022’s second quarter on the expanded definition remains the lowest of all the metros at 31,3%. Read more below:
This is also well below the national rate of 44,1%.
The City oversees several programmes and partnerships aimed at driving skills development, business growth, and investments in Cape Town.
Our Jobs Connect Workforce Development platform, for example, helps job-seekers source knowledge, training and employment opportunities, and links businesses with the appropriate individuals that will help them expand their operations.
Meanwhile, the Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator Project funded by the City and the National Skills Fund aims to facilitate over 3 000 jobs in three years, by providing training and workplace experience for previously unemployed South African youth and women in high-growth industries such as call centres and the clothing and textile sector.
In the coming weeks, we will launch several pro-business initiatives that will increase investment opportunities, thereby opening the doors of employment for more Capetonians.