Network Empowering Unemployed (NEU)
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WHO WE ARE
NEU is a network of employment-focused non profit organisations (NPOs), employers and caring individuals. Chapters in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape meet three times a year.
WHAT WE DO
Enable greater co-ordination across South Africa between organisations that prepare employable candidates with organisations that have employment, study or entrepreneurial opportunities.
WHY WE EXIST
For every person in South Africa who desires to be employed to have the opportunity to work.
HOW WE CAME ABOUT
The Mr. Price Group’s foundation, the Redcap Foundation, established the Jumpstart project in 2006 to train unemployed youth in life skills and then place them into Mr. Price stores for work experience, of which many (between 25-50%) get taken on as employees. RedCap has developed partnerships with training organisations (mostly employment-focused non-profit organisations) across the country to implement the training programmes and place unemployed people in stores. In the process of identifying and working with organisations, a need emerged for greater collaboration among organisations in the sector, especially as it was realised that these organisations were producing far fewer candidates for employment than were needed by just this one corporate. Many of the candidates that were sent to Mr Price also lacked the basic maths skills needed for employment. This lead to the birth of NEU in June 2011.
HOW WE WILL EMPOWER THE UNEMPLOYED
The Jumpstart model can be replicated between more employers and employment-focused NPOs. NEU provides the platform for greater collaboration and stronger relationships between these two types of organisations that are often at opposite ends of the economic spectrum. In a fairly short space of time, this can create highly efficient job placements and thousands more employment opportunities for previously unemployed individuals.
Joe White – National Coordinator
073 198 1162
0861 888 985
Email: jwhite (at sign) catalyx.biz
Cherzelle Gabriel – Administrator
084 263 7669
0861 888 985
Email: admin (at sign) catalyx.biz