South Africa: Microsoft Invests 7 Billion FCFA in IT Job Creation


Microsoft made an honorable gesture towards South Africa. The American firm has launched a program to help employment in South Africa, along with public funds. In a country where the unemployment rate is 25% of the active population and where the government has targeted the creation of 150,000 jobs by 2015, this program has come at the right time.

The project concerns graduates looking for jobs in the IT sector. The goal is to train the young graduates better and find them stable jobs. The firm in Redmond will give 146 million rands or 7,5 billion FCFA.

This initiative will help 3,000 young South African graduates. It is part of Microsoft’s engagement to contribute in bettering the social conditions of the populations of the countries in which it is present.

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