SunRise JobSeeker Support.
Has been established in conjunction with the SAPS Garsfontein in 2013 to bring together job seekers (domestic servants & labourers) and potential employers in our community
We obtain police clearance for applicants and then issue them with “SunRise JobSeeker Cards”. A job seeker card is valid for 2 years and states that the holder (photo, name and ID-number is on the card) has not been involved in a crime for the past 5 years and that the person is registered at the SunRise JobSeeker Centre as a job seeker in the Garsfontein policing area.
We would like to:
- Issue these registered job-seekers with “ SunRise SAPS Garsfontein JobSeeker Cards”.
- Compile a database of all labourer “job seekers” in the community by registering them as job seekers
- Assist these job seekers in finding employment in the community,
We currently do this in collaboration with Labour Centre Lynnwoodrif:
Unemployed people (mostly domestic workers) come to register on Wednesday mornings. All the information about candidates is entered on a data base (background, skills, references, etc.) They receive Coffee / Tea and sandwiches and attend a church service (Pastor from Mamelodi).
Potential employers register for a fee of R 250 to have access to candidate’s information for a period. They provide the center with their requirements and criteria who then search the data base for potential candidates.
Potential employers then choose who they want to interview and do the interview there or at a later time. If a candidate is successful, the agreement / contract is concluded between the employer and the employee.
Feedback is received of workers causing problems / behaving badly and their names are “black listed” on the data base.
During the rest of the week the following administrative work is performed:
- Mainly via eMails
- Data entry (database)
- Recieve requirements from potential employers
- Seeking the data base for potential candidates and sending these to potential employers
- Arrangements for interviews
Statistics (people visiting the center on Wednesday mornings)
· 2014: 2,078 people
· 2015: 2,588 people
· 2016 to date: 1,140 people
In the longer term we would endeavour to:
- Care for the children of needy workers while they are at work;
- Provide needy workers with emergency food where required;
- Provide clothing and basic necessities to needy people where required;
- Arrange for temporary shelter for needy workers where required.
- Assist in spiritual growth by doing Bible studies and supplying of books, literature, DVD's etc.