Internal Affairs

Labour hosts Public Employment Services community outreach campaign in Thaba Nchu, 20 Sept

Community outreach programme envisaged to result in employment creation for work-seekers

In conjunction with the Unemployment Insurance Fund, Compensation Fund and the Inspection and Enforcement Services directorate, the Department of Labour’s Public Employment Services will be hosting the community outreach campaign.

This campaign will be held at Barolong Hall in Thaba Nchu on the 20 September 2016 from 08h30 until 15h00. The campaign is aimed at congregating, in the main, employers and work seekers to talk to issues pertaining jobs and the creation thereof.

Employers with employment opportunities will avail those to attendees right on the spot. To that effect, no less than 50 employers have been invited to come and present a variety of job opportunities available at their respective organizations and register those with the Department of Labour.

Job seekers will also be afforded an opportunity to register on the Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA System) to be matched with job opportunities registered by employers.

The Public Employment Services bus will be at the Department of Labour’s satellite office in Thaba Nchu today, 19 September 2016, as a build-up to the main event, and register work seekers on the Departmental database, and move to Barolong Hall tomorrow, 20 September 2016.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund as well as the Compensation Fund will also offer their services to clients. We therefore call upon clients who would like to check if they are registered with UIF and/or want to check the status of their claims to attend this important event.

Compensation Fund is also calling upon those clients who might have had injuries on duty and/or contracted occupational diseases to come and apply for the compensation thereof or check the status of their claims.

All these activities will be preceded by a formal programme where the Department of Labour and the two Funds will be making presentations speaking to their respective mandates. Employers will also be given an opportunity during formal proceedings to present what they have to offer to attendees prior to career exhibitions which will follow once the formal programme is finished.

Buses have been arranged for community members in far flung areas of Thaba Nchu such as Motlatla, Rooibuilt, Serwalo (Kopi) and Zone 1. These buses will start picking up members of the community from 7h00 in the morning.

Source: Government of South Africa