After doing research to find solutions to South Africa's unemployment crisis, EOH has found a collaboration that could go a long way in changing how business and society relate.
EOH Youth job creation initative is calling on Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) to pledge to take on 3% of the the youth in learnership and internship programmes. In absorbing them into their companies, they would receive cash and tax incentives from government.
702's John Robbie spoke to Group Business Director at EOH, Brian Gubbins, about the initiative.
The initiative is in partnership with 702 and the South African government.
Listen to the interview below:
After doing research, the company found that giving young people year-long work experience (learnership and internships) puts them in a better position to staying employed in the long run.
South Africa doesn't have a shortage of jobs, it's a shortage of work ready skills... The initiative is great for business, for the individual and for society.— Brian Gubbins, Group Business Development Director at EOH