Updated: May 22
In a remarkable display of unity and hope, the residents of Philippi have rallied behind the call to action by the Precinct Management Unit (PMU) to register on the City's Jobseekers Database. The response has been nothing short of extraordinary, with a staggering 4,753 residents stepping forward to seize the opportunity for a better future through potential job openings in the Presidential Employment Programme (PEP).
With the assistance of local councillors and Development Forums, the initiative successfully reached out to the unemployed population, empowering them to take charge of their destiny.
Thabo, a 28-year-old resident who recently registered on the database, shared his heartfelt gratitude, saying, "I've been struggling to find a job for months, and this initiative has given me hope for a better future." Thabo's sentiment echoes the sentiments of countless others who have faced similar challenges, making this initiative a beacon of hope in their lives.
The PMU acknowledges the crucial role played by community leaders and councillors in Wards 34, 35, 36, 80, and 88, who tirelessly encouraged and motivated individuals to register and embrace this opportunity.
The City is taking proactive steps to ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the Jobseekers Database. As part of the process, some of the newly registered individuals may be contacted by the City to verify their information. For those fortunate enough to be allocated a job through the PEP, they can expect to receive communication from the City or Pedi before the 15th of December.
The overwhelming response from the residents of Philippi highlights the urgent need for job creation and economic empowerment in marginalized communities. This initiative serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of individuals who refuse to be defined by their circumstances.