Eskom on massive skills hunt

source: News24
04/03/2008 17:59 – (SA)
Michael Hamlyn

Cape Town – At the present time, Eskom is advertising 848 positions in core, critical and scarce categories, according to a written reply given to a parliamentary question by Alec Erwin, the minister for public enterprises.

He told Manie van Dyk, the Democratic Alliance spokesperson, that Eskom’s policy ensured that separation packages given in the past were not extended to scarce or critical skills categories like engineers, technicians and artisans.

“The issue of skills has been identified as a key challenge by Eskom,” Erwin said. “For this reason it is a standing item at all board meetings.”

But he assured his questioner that the skills shortage was in [continue reading]

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