21 Dec 2023

Thousands of jobs created in tourism, clothing sectors in W Cape

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Targeted skills programmes run by the Western Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Dedat), in partnership with the private sector, resulted in 2,772 jobs for previously unemployed young people between April and November 2023.

The province said there has been "notable" post-pandemic growth in the tourism sector.

According to the latest data, between 2021 and 2022, 154,442 tourism jobs were created in the province, bringing the total to 214,909 jobs.

“In just three sectors in the Western Cape, we have seen the creation of nearly 160,000 jobs since 2021. This achievement has not happened by chance and is the result of hard work, strategic support, and critical partnerships with the private sector to support and enable businesses to do what they do best – create jobs,” said Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities MEC, Mireille Wenger.

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Source: BIZcommunity

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