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City achieves nearly 30 000 new EPWP sign-ups during registration drive <span><p>About 29 500 unemployed residents have joined the EPWP jobseekers database since the recent registration drive started in July 2022.  A total of 17 outreach events have been held since the City's new financial year, across the following communities:</p><ul><li>Retreat</li><li>Kensington </li><li>Sir Lowry's Pass Village</li><li>Parkwood</li><li>Bonteheuwel </li><li>Macassar </li><li>Atlantis</li><li>Matroosfontein</li><li>Lotus River </li><li>Mamre<br></li><li>Valhalla Park </li><li>Scottsdene </li><li>Joe Slovo </li><li>Fisantekraal</li><li>Hangberg </li><li>Philippi</li><li>Bardale/Fairdale<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'The EPWP provides an invaluable stop-gap for unemployed residents until there are jobs available in the formal economy. It allows residents to earn a subsistence income while at the same time gaining valuable work experience that can unlock better opportunities in future. The number of new sign-ups is testament to the value of this programme to our society, and I am optimistic that we can continue to increase the reach of the programme in years to come.</p><p>'The programme has in the past been able to create opportunities in diverse areas such as call centre workers, Law Enforcement Auxiliary officers, data capturers to list a few. We are also ensuring that every EPWP opportunity is coupled with a skills training opportunity in order to upskill our residents to get the required skills for the job market once their short-term contracts end with us, last week we hosted the CEO of LGSETA, Mr Ineeleng Molete to discuss a possible partnership with EPWP in the area of Skills development. We hope that we will be able to report soon regarding a memorandum of understanding,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p><strong>How to register</strong></p><p>Residents don't have to wait for registration drives only.</p><p>Jobseekers can register on the City's EPWP jobseekers database at their local Subcouncil which makes them eligible for available short-term job opportunities in that area.  EPWP opportunities are allocated on a randomised basis.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>What to know about EPWP registration:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Visit your local Subcouncil to register your name with the Jobseekers Database. Please bring a copy of your CV, your ID document or a valid South African work permit. </li><li>It is free. The City will not ask community members to pay for work opportunities or pay to apply for a work opportunity.</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, contact the EPWP HelpDesk on 021 444 0032 or email <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure><strong>​​End</strong><strong></strong></span><p><br></p>2022-10-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8116a21d-447e-4cb0-b50d-1fbd04f4b2f0;L0|#08116a21d-447e-4cb0-b50d-1fbd04f4b2f0|EPWP;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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