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Employment and Labour deputy minister encourages employers to use government’s ESSA system when recruiting staff

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Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Boitumelo Moloi said that the department’s ESSA system is a credible and user-friendly way to recruit staff.

Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Boitumelo Moloi said that the department's ESSA system is a credible and user-friendly way to recruit staff.
Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Boitumelo Moloi. Picture: GCIS

DEPUTY Minister for Employment and Labour Boitumelo Moloi said employers should use the department’s Employment Services of South Africa system (ESSA) when recruiting staff.

The deputy minister was speaking during the Department of Employment and Labour’s breakfast advocacy session with stakeholders held at Lagoon Beach Hotel in the Western Cape.

Moloi said that the department’s ESSA system was credible and user-friendly. It is an online recruitment service of the Department of Employment and Labour, available to all South African citizens.

“All you have to do is register as a job seeker on the Public Employment Services (PES) branch system. The online portal is created for prospective job applicants to register and create their profiles (CV/resume), view vacancies, and review their CV.”

Moloi added that South Africa’s workplaces yearn for transformation.

She said legislation was in place not to punish but ensure compliance. “EE (Employment Equity) self-regulation has not delivered results. That is why we are coming up with EE Act amendments. If we continue with the status quo, it will take us a century to transform workplaces. Workplace transformation is moving at a slow pace, and we need to do something.”

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