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City continues to create work opportunities for unemployed residents<p>​</p><div>The number of work opportunities could increase if further projects requiring EPWP support are approved. </div><div><br></div><div>The programme has allowed the creation of very diverse work opportunities including, but not limited to:</div><div><ul><li>Call centre workers </li><li>Data capturing </li><li>Learnerships in various sectors </li><li>Cleaning </li><li>Community liaison officers </li><li>Law Enforcement Auxiliary officers </li><li>Traffic wardens </li><li>Field workers  <br></li></ul></div><div>‘Attracting investment to Cape Town and growing the economy to create enough jobs for our population will not occur overnight, so a programme like the EPWP is crucial to  support marginalised communities in the interim. The modest income derived from these work opportunities does make a big difference in the lives of participants until they can find formal employment.  </div><div><br></div><div>‘The City of Cape Town is also making a special effort to ensure that these EPWP opportunities provide more than just income support. More than 3 600 permanent workers’ positions at the City have been filled by residents who have previously benefitted from the EPWP since the programme began. This is a 27% ratio of new permanent workers appointed. EPWP projects are also being designed to maximise skills transfer to participants, empowering them in the marketplace,’ said Alderman Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management. </div><div><br></div><div>What to know about EPWP registration:<br></div><div><ul><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 absolutely free. The City will not ask community members to pay for work opportunities, or pay to apply for a work opportunity.</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div>For more information, contact the EPWP HelpDesk on 021 444 0032 or email epwp.help@capetown.gov.za</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2022-08-27T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#46f061cc-d65e-4e13-8e76-f5cdb683f8fc;L0|#046f061cc-d65e-4e13-8e76-f5cdb683f8fc|expanded public works programme;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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