Halala Angel

Meet twenty-six-year-old Angel Zimema from Hillbrow in Johannesburg who has recently been promoted to a management position at Stocklink Fairmont, Glenhazel.

Angel tells all about her journey to finding a job through Lulaway, “I gave birth to my second child in January 2016. At this time I had been unemployed for over a year and needed to support my children. I found out about Lulaway through my aunt and I went to their offices in the Johannesburg CBD. I registered with Lulaway in October last year and by November I was placed as a call centre agent with Stocklink Fairmont in Glenhazel. I’ve been working hard and just got promoted to work in the finance department as a manager.”

Angel dreams of landing an even better position in the near future.

Kabelo Mabaso is proof that hard work does pay off

Kabelo Mabaso from Turrfontein joined Dove’s as an intern at the beginning of last year and already he’s been promoted to Branch Manager.  “I’m moving up the ranks at the age of 23 and it feels great,” he said. He was very impressed with the ongoing support he received from Lulaway and Lulalab. Lulalab is a subsidiary of Lulaway which provides mentorship and on-the-job support to first-time workers who might otherwise find the workplace intimidating. “Petronella from Lulaway phones to check-up on me quite regularly and it means a lot. She also sometimes gives me practical advice and tips for dealing with everyday issues at work.”

As a message to despondent work-seekers Kabelo said, “I also want to motivate people out there to not underestimate the value of an experiential work programme. Work hard, your stipend is not your end goal but rather a means to an end,” he said.

Kabelo is one of 20 000 candidates who have been placed in jobs by Lulaway since 2011.

Libraries of Hope: Our groundbreaking job-creation collaboration with the National Library of South Africa

Lulaway & the National Library of South Africa are launching a ground-breaking job creation initiative to bring economic opportunities to local communities.

The partnership between Lulaway and the NLSA will see 27 community libraries house Job Readiness Centres, with a further 300 earmarked for rollout in 2018.

Each of these job centers will offer job seekers the opportunity to register their full CVs, for no charge, on the Lulaway online database and apply for available vacancies. These libraries will provide free access to economic opportunities, and will play a pivotal role in bridging the divide between the unemployed and sustainable livelihoods.

The project aims to capitalise on the technology provided through the NLSA’s Msanzi Online Project and Lulaway’s Job Portal. The official project launch will take place on 12th September 2017 at the Sharpeville Library.