Careerlinx Empowerment Solutions NPC – which aims to bridge the gap between unemployed youth and companies providing job opportunities – had a breakfast launch Saturday 3rd October 2015
Executive director and founder, Rachel Englebrecht, told those attending the launch breakfast that all South Africans are responsible for solving the country’s critical unemployment crisis and reaching out to the unemployed and underemployed. Individuals, non-profit organisations, churches, business and government all have a role to play, she said.
“If we put our put our heads together and work alongside each other in the different spaces of the value chain of proposed solutions to unemployment and skills development, we could make a greater impact in empowering the unemployed,” she added.
Her call for all stakeholders to take charge was underscored by other speakers at the event, including Careerlinx board member Joe White and Irene Emery, Human Resources Director of DCB Logistics who told the story of Freddie(Schebi) the unemployed driver that the company hired. He has since been included on the company’s owner driver programme and is being mentored as a small business owner.
Prudence Shabalala, Durban Chamber Employee, highlighted the role of the Non Profit Forum at the Durban Chamber, explaining that the Chamber is committed to supporting non profits moving forward in their missions.She expressed her delight at the passion and heart that Careerlinx has for the community and commitment to empowering the unemployed.