Employment in South Africa grew at the annualized rate of 6.8 percent for the month of March outstripping growth in the previous two months, the latest installment of the Adcorp Employment Index says.
A total of 108 826 jobs were created in March – a marked acceleration from the 24 000 jobs created in February and 80 000 jobs created in January, leading to the strongest monthly showing of job creation since the 2009 recession, Adcorp’s report says.
The strongest growth was in temporary employment which grew by 11.3% and permanent jobs which grew by 9.2%. Growth in the informal sector was a more modest 0.6% while the only category to show a decline was agency work – down by 3098 jobs.
Growth was strong across all employment categories with transport and logistics (15.2%), electricity and utilities (13.3%) and mining (12%) enjoying the most growth. (more…)
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You are right when you say to yourself that no one can know. These questions are not meant to be answered; they are in fact designed so they can’t be answered with calculators, years of experience or even the all-knowing Google.
These questions are called brainteasers – oddball questions which test your ability to think laterally. Large IT companies and consulting firms use them to test their future employees on their abilities as problem solvers, watching the thought process very carefully to see if creativity is combined with intelligence. (more…)