29 July 2019
Sustainability
Woolworths - YES Initiative
  • Description: Woolworths is launching its first intake of candidates from the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, a South African government-led partnership with business, labour and civil society.
  • Background: The YES programme aims to empower 1mn young South Africans by offering paid, quality work experience. Through the YES programme, Woolworths will recruit approximately 450 learners in 108 stores in SA and at their head office for a period of 12 months. Woolworths is privileged and humbled to be a part of YES, which provides the company with an opportunity to reach more young people and address some of the systemic challenges facing the country.
  • Impact: Empowering South African youths, while tackling the some of the country's systemic obstacles. 

Photos courtesy of Woolworths

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