Full-time jobs are harder to come by than they were before the pandemic. Though experts say this might be an expected result of an economic recession, the lingering pandemic’s full effect on South Africa’s labour market remains to be seen.
Earlier this month, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) released its quarterly employment statistics, which indicated that job recovery at the end of 2020 was driven by part-time work.
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