Mayor Herman Mashaba , The Johannesburg executive has once again promised that the much-anticipated job seekers database that will replace [email protected] will be launched by the end of the 2019/20 financial year.
Mashaba announced this during his State of the City Address (SOCA) on Tuesday, saying the system would require no membership cards.
The only criterion for accessing the database was to be an “unemployed South African citizen”.
The city will soon be visiting communities to offer the facilities to qualifying residents and helping them register.
Mashaba said the database will be made available to the private sector and serve to promote the unemployed in Johannesburg to companies that are hiring.
“It is our belief that we will be able to link thousands of work seekers with employment opportunities through this database in a manner unlike anything seen before,” Mashaba said.
The database will also serve as a resource for qualifying persons to benefit from temporary work opportunities in the city on a fair and rotational basis.
He added that temporary work opportunities that will be advanced through the initiative would also include training and certification that will improve the prospects for workers to be competitive in the market.
“Under the multi-party government, we have already provided 44 030 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) work opportunities, with ambitious plans to expand further in meeting our aggressive service delivery plans,” Mashaba said.