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Matching Young People & Employers on a Large Scale

by Nicola Galombik | McNulty Prize Laureate

If young South Africans get and keep their first jobs, they have a high probability of staying employed for the rest of their lives. But getting that first job is the privilege of a few. One in every two South African young people is unemployed and at risk for long-term exclusion from actively participating in the country’s economy. While the shifting structures of the global economy, the ‘rise of the robots,’ and the deepening gulf of inequality take hold, the challenges faced in South Africa are examples of what’s happening in economies around the world, both developing and developed.

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