Frenzy Over S. Africa Job Highlights Lack of Opportunities

When 90 people applied for one government job in South Africa, it illustrated a truth that many a job-seeker here has faced: there are not enough jobs to go around.  South Africa’s Labor Department said in a report this week that the nation has too few jobs for unskilled people — and too few people for skilled jobs.

When Terence Nombembe’s job opened up, there was a flood of applications.  Among the 90 aspirants, officials said, were welders, laborers, a security guard, a secretary …

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