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RCL FOODS one of the 1st companies to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme

We are excited to announce that we’re one of the first companies to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme. This programme is a business-led collaboration with Government aimed at creating employment for South African youth.

Given the reality of rising unemployment (26,6% of our population nationally), we believe that we can play a positive role in enriching our communities. We believe that we can do this by actively promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Currently, we have placed over 330 black unemployed youth into twelve-month fixed-term contract learning opportunities through the YES Programme.

Our goal is to build and retain a pipeline of talented employees for RCL FOODS and through the YES programme. Our aim is to employ 40% of YES learners on a permanent basis after 12 months.

Underpinning this is the R12.7million investment we have made into YES to ensure that our learners are empowered, recognised and prepared for the future.

Our CEO Miles Dally, in his pledge to YES said: “the only way to reduce inequality is to give all South Africans, regardless of their economic status, a pathway into work, to build income and to invest inclusively”. We believe that transformation and diversity within our workforce are key drivers of sustainable operations. Through programmes and partnerships like these, we remain committed to empowering, upskilling and growing talent across South Africa.