35 000 applications received for the City’s security insourcing jobs

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, councillor Herman Mashaba. Photo: Supplied.

“Following my commitment to insourcing security services during the last State of the City Address, I recently announced the insourcing of 4 000 security personnel, contracted to the City at the time of the address,” announced City of Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Councillor Herman Mashaba.

According to Mashaba, the City has now received a staggering 35 000 applications for these 4 000 job opportunities. This is a clear reflection of the high levels of unemployment faced by residents. Years of government failure and neglect have left residents with few prospects for job opportunities and the hopes of being able to provide for their families. Given the desperate need for employment, it is crucial that the City fills these 4 000 positions.

“More so, that the City continues to do all it can to create an enabling environment for the creation of economic opportunities. I am disappointed to also note attempts to derail this process from being a fair and open process. To this end, we have taken numerous steps to ensure that only qualifying security personnel will benefit from this process. On average, the City paid R14 000 per security guard to security contractors, while the guards themselves received a salary of only R4 100 per month,” he said.

He also mentioned that the City’s approach is to find a means of offering these contract workers the dignity of a fair income, stable employment and benefits available to employees of the City, while maintaining the City’s continued financial stability.

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