The 702 EOH Youth Job Challenge continues to create opportunities for South Africa's youth through learnerships that will hopefully see them finding permanent employment.
The initiative calls on Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) to pledge to take on 3% of 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 Development Director at EOH, Brian Gubbins, about recent developments since the campaign took off.
The initiative - which commenced on July 29th this year - intends to place 100 000 youth in various companies by 2020.
Listen to the interview below:
We don't want 702 to own this. We want this to become the fabric of our society, we will create 450 000 jobs even though our challenge is to create 100 000.— Brian Gubbins, EOH group business development director