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Germiston labour offices open after four years

Germiston Labour Centre reopened after being closed for four years.

Unemployed residents of Germiston will no longer have to travel far to receive free services provided by the Department of Employment and Labour.

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Germiston Labour Centre reopened after being closed for four years. This forced customers to travel further to access services.

“Circumstances beyond our control led to the closure but we are happy that we have overcome this obstacle,” said Tshepo Mokomatsidi, the Gauteng chief director of provincial operations.

“The closure of any labour centre means that surrounding areas are put under more pressure as they service clients that would have ordinarily been served by the closest centre,” said Mokomatsidi.

The centre operates from 07:30 to 16:00 Mondays to Fridays and is located at the Standard Bank Building on 241 President Street.

“It boasts a staff complement of 130 officials, 25 of these are client service officers and 16 are labour inspectors,” said Mokomatsidi.

“The centre will assist clients with their unemployment insurance claims as well as claims for compensation for workplace injuries and diseases,” adds Mokomatsidi.

“Public employment services officials, such as career counsellors and employment service practitioners, are on hand to provide services such as registering work-seekers onto the employment services of South Africa database and registering employment opportunities that will later be matched with available work seekers in the department as well as the private sector.

“Labour inspectors will conduct proactive and reactive inspections to ensure compliance with labour legislation,” said Mokomatsidi.

 
 

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