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Career Expo seeks to aid the youth

udging by the first day of the Ekurhuleni Career Expo on Monday, June 9, when over 3 000 young people walked through the doors of the Alberton Civic Centre, it is clear the youth is looking advice and information on career opportunities.

In its second year hosted by the Ekurhuleni metro. Mayor Clr Mondli Gungubele said the aim of the Expo is to expose graduates, school-leavers and young entrepreneurs to various employment opportunities available at companies in and around Ekurhuleni.

“We are a municipality that hosts the biggest manufacturing sector in South Africa and can be called the workshop of Africa. We are also home to the continent’s busiest airport; these two elements are very relevant and key to our economic development,” said Gungubele.

“The hosting of this exhibition thus fits into our strategic vision which involves re-organising and revitalising the industry so that our communities can benefit from job-creating economic-growth,” he added.

The expo continued until Tuesday. – @TumeloBoksburg

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