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Skilled trades overtake engineering positions as most difficult to fill  

By: Leandi Kolver     4th June 2014 Skilled trades have become the most difficult positions for companies to fill in 2014, overtaking engineering positions, according to the Manpower Group South Africa 2014 Talent Shortage Survey. Engineering positions had been found to be the most difficult to fill in 2013, while skilled trades... 

Survey reveals engineers not happy with degree

22nd November 2013 According to the results of a new survey carried out in October, conducted by financial services company PPS, 43% of over 700 South African engineers feel that the current engineering degree does not train students sufficiently. 

43% of engineers say SA engineering degrees inadequate 

By: Natalie Greve     25th June 2013 About 43% of South African engineers believe that engineering qualifications currently on offer by tertiary institutions are inadequate, a recent survey by financial services company PPS revealed on Monday. These results echoed a recent report on the engineering capacity requirements in... 

Engineering positions still most difficult to fill – survey 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     28th May 2013 Engineering positions were still the most difficult for companies to fill, Manpower Group South Africa’s Talent Shortage Survey 2013 has shown. Although drivers and skilled trades were second and third in 2012, management positions and teachers had taken these spots this year. 

SA 2013 Q2 employment prospects flat – survey

By: Natalie Greve     12th March 2013 South African employers were expecting a stagnant labour market between April and June, according to a Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released on Tuesday. Formulated from the responses of a sample of 750 employers in South Africa, the survey indicated that 7% of employers planned on... 

South African employment prospects remain weak

11th December 2012 South African job prospects are set to remain downbeat in the first three months of 2013, with employers reporting one of their weakest first-quarter forecasts on record. This is according to the Manpower Group’s latest Employment Outlook Survey, which found that 9% of employers expected to... 

Positive hiring expectations in most industrial sectors – survey 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     13th June 2012 The strong hiring prospects reported in nine of the ten measured industry sectors for the third quarter of 2012, augured well for job seekers, the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey showed. In the wholesale and retail trade sector employers recorded a net employment outlook of +12%, while... 


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