Western Cape Human Settlements starts recruitment drive to create job opportunities

Western Cape Human Settlements creating job opportunities for over 35-year-olds

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) is currently on a recruitment drive to create short – to medium term job opportunities for more than 100, over 35-year-olds.

During last week with the assistance of the respective Municipalities, the Department of Labour, and in some instances, the community, 30 candidates were recruited in the Bitou municipal area, and 30 in Mossel Bay. In the Cape Metro, with the assistance of the sub-Council and the Department of Labour, 22 individuals were recruited to work on the Conradie project. A recruitment process, where 30 individuals will be afforded an opportunity, is also currently underway in Khayelitsha. It is expected that they’ll commence working towards the end of February.

Most of these individuals are experienced construction workers, which makes it easier for them to be employed. The contractor at the various sites ensures that sufficient work is available for at least 3 – 6 months with the possibility of an extension on these opportunities.

Beyond this and in partnership with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), the WCDoHS facilitates skill development programmes for youth and contractor development, especially Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’s). Contractor and youth development training is planned for later in February.

Western Cape Minister of Human Settlements, Tertuis Simmers said: “Through this recruitment drive, we are ensuring that our residents are not only afforded a job opportunity, but that they become economically active so that their own lives and that of their loved ones are improved. It’s also assisting them to become more employable, should other opportunities arise. This also once again demonstrates the Western Cape Government’s commitment to job creation.

I’d like to encourage all those who are in need of a job opportunity, to register on their municipality’s job seekers database, as this is where we primarily recruit individuals from.”

Source: Government of South Africa