Jobs summit: Companies told to stop demanding experience from job seekers

It's the last day of the Jobs Summit organised by the government.

On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa assured delegates that the Jobs Summit is not another talk shop.

Ramaphosa told business, labour, government and community leaders that the plan is to reduce unemployment from 27% to 6% by 2030.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela has been attending the summit and had this to report.

READ: Job Summit to focus on implementation rather than a 'talkshop'

Some of the most important things that came out since yesterday from the President's address are, of course, buying local.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

They believe that buying local will create the demand and increase exports and as a result, you may grow the economy and start creating more jobs.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

READ ALSO: Why is Saftu boycotting Ramaphosa's Jobs Summit?

There was also the discussion on companies. They must stop demanding experience from young graduates who are looking for jobs.

Clement Manyathela, EWN reporter

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