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Nursing opportunity for South Africa’s jobless

In an attempt to make sure that far more out of work individuals receive an opportunity to get into the employment market, the Gauteng Department of Labour, as a result of its Public Employment Service Unit, has joined up with with the Gauteng Department of Health in order to recruit applicants for nursing options available.

All those showing an interest have only one month to get their applications in. The due date is 29 April 2011, thereafter all applicants who fulfill the academic prerequisites are going to be evaluated.

The group of applicants with the most potential are going to be referred to the Gauteng Department of Health for the last selection stage of interviews.

As outlined by Mishack Magakwe, the provincial labour department’s spokesperson, the actual collaboration involving the two departments will see in excess of 800 out of work individuals signed up for a four-year nursing diploma course which will consist of theoretical and practical training in various hospitals in and around Gauteng province.

Registered out of work individuals are processed against set requirements produced by Gauteng’s Department of Health, and those that successfully pass the primary screening process will most certainly be further evaluated by Department of Labour career counsellors to ascertain their unique potential.

Assisting the jobless

The particular undertaking has been in development ever since January 2010, when the two government departments hosted their first joint meeting. The Department of Health offered its authorization to recruit individuals in April 2010.

As a result of the project’s initial good results, the Department of Labour was in fact requested to recruit for a second time with regard to 2012’s intake.

Last year’s recruitment drive saw 742 successful applicants entering the four-year nursing diploma, which began in January 2011. Students will be given a salary when participating in training.

The actual venture is designed to help unemployed individuals signed up with the Department of Labour’s database to gain access to placement opportunities.

The whole process of signing up unemployed individuals, subsequent recruitment and assessments, in addition to registration of vacancies, is provided at 26 departmental labour centres within the Gauteng region and their services and assistance is rendered free of charge.



For more information, contact Gauteng Department of Labour and Gauteng Department of Health directly



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Source: BuaNews, nmsu.edu, asupr.com, nurs.uark.edu