Shoprite HR Management Graduate Internships 2024 Available

National retail chain Shoprite is recruiting graduates for their Human Resources  department to fast track advancement in their group. Apply now to join this market leader.

Shoprite are focused on building Human Resource careers with a strong focus on retail experience in order to create great career opportunities in the People space in their business. They are looking for recent Human Resource Graduates to join their Retail Trainee Manager programme, which runs for approximately 12 months.

The programme is a practical introduction to their working culture and environment, for graduates to understand all the daily operations involved in running a retail store, with a dual focus on completing the trainee manager programme and providing support to the Regional People Partner. 



8.2 Million South Africans Now Unemployed

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) on Tuesday showed a slight increase in the country’s unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2024. The official unemployment rate now sits at 32.9%, an increase of 0.8 percentage points compared to the previous quarter.

While 8.2 million unemployed in the country might suggest a worsening job market, the report reveals a more nuanced picture. The number of employed people in South Africa grew by 22,000 in the first quarter of 2024. However, this gain was overshadowed by a much larger increase in the number of unemployed individuals (up 330,000).

Stats SA explained that the demand for jobs is outpacing the jobs being created:

More people are entering the job market, but the economy isn’t creating jobs fast enough to absorb them all. 

The report also highlights a shift in employment sectors. Formal sector jobs increased by 56,000, while informal employment saw a decline of 100,000 in the same period. 

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Trade, manufacturing, and agriculture were among the industries experiencing growth, while construction, social services, and finance sectors witnessed job losses.

The news is particularly concerning for young South Africans. The youth unemployment rate (15-34 years old) jumped to 45.5%, a 1.3 percentage point increase from the previous quarter. The percentage of unemployed graduates increased to 11,8%.

The total number of unemployed youth rose by a significant 236 000, despite a slight decrease in employed youth.

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