PRESENTATION: Unlocking the Double Hidden Potential of SMEs for Labor Absorption at Scale, Sep 2016

Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 29, 2016

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are often not the first consideration in thinking about inclusive youth employment; their size, diffusion, and accessibility detract from their attractiveness. Yet they have powerful potential not just for labour absorption but for growth stimulus - in South Africa over 50% of hiring is done by SMEs, and approximately 70% identify hiring as the stimulus for their growth. This session will present an emerging solution for linking SME employers and young marginalised work-seekers, and explore the challenges and responses for working with this sector. 

 

Speaker:

 

Rob Urquhart, Executive Knowledge and LearningHarambee Youth Employment Accelerator (South Africa)

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Global
Tags: 
Training & Capacity
Unemployment