How Companies can Join the Youth Employment Service
The Youth Employment Service (YES) launched this week. South African companies are being encouraged to play their part in the YES movement by employing young people.
Under the programme, businesses will create one-year paid positions for youth aged between 18 and 35 with a minimum paid stipend of R3,500 a month. This is over and above their current employment numbers.
Other ways to contribute
If your company doesn’t have the capacity to host young people they can still contribute to the network in the following ways:
Sponsoring placement in a SME
Businesses which do not have the capacity to place more people in their organisations have the option of sponsoring the salary for a one-year placement in small and medium enterprises which lies closer to where the young person lives – allowing the larger company to qualify for B-BBEE recognition, while building SMME capacity and competitiveness.
Investing in youth-owned enterprises
Companies can also opt to help young people start and grow their own businesses through seed funding and developing youth-owned micro-enterprises that feed into their supply chain.
Placing youth into an external service provider for training and work experience.
Providing youth with skills development and training programmes.
To get involved in the YES Movement, businesses have to complete an online form.
Join the YES Movement by clicking HERE.