Where are the jobs?
Opportunities for jobseekers are expected to be strongest in the manufacturing, transport, storage and communication, and the electricity, gas and water supply sectors. The weakest sectors are expected to be mining and quarrying, according to the latest employment outlook survey by ManpowerGroup. “While the country is currently facing an energy crisis that is impacting on all sectors and industries, this also presents certain opportunities for the growth of certain sectors and therefore, the creation of jobs,” it said.
Of the 750 South African employers surveyed, 18% said that they plan to hire more staff in the April to June quarter. Hiring intentions are 3 percentage points stronger quarter on quarter and 10 percentage points higher year on year, making the outlook the strongest since the fourth quarter of 2008. Globally, employers in 40 out of 42 countries surveyed planned to expand their workforces in the second quarter.
750 SOUTH AFRICAN EMPLOYERS SHARED THEIR HIRING PLANS FOR Q2 2015
JOBS OUTLOOK BY REGION
JOBS OUTLOOK BY SECTOR