Nonetheless younger(ish)? Entry-level jobs out there on Lulaway’s employment platform – 702

(Additionally, learn: 6.2 million South Africans are actively in search of a job however can’t discover one)

When you’re an employer in search of individuals… in the event you’re in search of 10 individuals with primary expertise, it must be straightforward… however discovering these persons are troublesome…

— Jake Willis, CEO – Lulaway

We’ve bought over 600 000 individuals on our database… We’ve positioned over 15 000 individuals within the final yr…

— Jake Willis, CEO – Lulaway

Jake Willis is the CEO of Lulaway, an entry-level, mass recruitment youth employment platform with a easy interface for job seekers and employers.

Lulaway claims to have positioned greater than 30 000 younger South Africans in jobs since 2011.

It additionally doled out R150 million in stipend funding to interns.

The corporate operates 200 job centres inside native communities in all 9 provinces.

These job centres enable younger individuals to entry jobs for gratis.

Lulaway additionally runs “work-readiness coaching” to assist younger staff retain their jobs.

The Cash Present’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Willis for his weekly “ShapeShifter” function.

Hearken to the interview within the audio beneath (and scroll down for extra quotes from it).

I used to be at Wall Road, working there for 2 years… There was a child there, he was 18 years outdated, he would get on the cellphone, and also you’d simply see magic… I simply walked out of there… Free!

— Jake Willis, CEO – Lulaway

My mother and father have been dwelling in South Africa, in Joburg. I came around them… I assumed, ‘That is so significantly better! The climate is best! There a lot extra alternative!’… Whenever you spend time in New York; it sounds thrilling, but it surely’s a really lonely place… And also you come right here and you bought the First World in an uneasy alliance with the Third World… South Africa has so many alternatives… Anyone provided me a job at Nando’s managing a restaurant, and I took it…

— Jake Willis, CEO – Lulaway

I get together with South Africans… of all shapes… I perceive transport challenges… how a lot persons are paid… you’re coping with guys incomes a really low wage…

— Jake Willis, CEO – Lulaway

There are two international locations right here… There’s a query of who’s going to win, however… the fitting persons are within the driving seat proper now… South Africa can and may and would be the gateway to Africa…

— Jake Willis, CEO – Lulaway

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