No work experience required for entry-level govt jobs

Friday, November 16, 2018

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has welcomed the pronouncement that from 2019 job seekers will no longer need work experience to get an entry-level government job.

The pronouncement was made by Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

The agency said it has championed this call in various platforms, including the recently held Jobs Summit.

“The NYDA has been at the centre of this discourse through lobby and advocacy. Even during the much-anticipated Jobs Summit, we remained steadfast that the only practical way to reduce the high youth unemployment rate in the immediate is scrapping of experience for all entry-level jobs,” NYDA Executive Chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni said.

He said the agency remains the hope for young people as it will drive the agenda for socio-economic emancipation.

The Minister has also declared the introduction of a new Z83 form for application of vacancies. –