Gauteng takes action to reach job targets
Action plans for job creation in Gauteng are well on their way towards reaching the province’s annual target of 227 521.
Towards the end of 2011, a total of 140 868 jobs were created across the 12 Action Plans, said Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.
The Gauteng Provincial Government reported that of these jobs, 3 668 were permanent against the annual target of 26 140, while 33 064 were temporary jobs against the annual target of 58 001 and 104 136 were from the Expanded Public Works Programme against the annual target of 143 380.
“Our commitment to the promise of decent employment through economic growth is still as strong as ever,” she said, adding that 464 people were trained in sector skills. These included the following projects: Ford T6, Ford Incubator, Talent Pipeline, Taxi LPG, Bodyshop mentorship, and Tirisano.
In addition, the provincial government continues to support small, medium, and macro enterprises.
Five micro-finance loans were approved in the second quarter. Additionally, seven co-operatives were assisted with financial support and non-financial support was provided to 282 already existing cooperatives.