In a boost for local employment, global tech giant Amazon says it has created 3,000 new virtual jobs in SA, adding to the country’s growing customer services and call-centre services industry.

SA is grappling with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world at 29%, with estimates that it could reach 35% by the end of 2020. More jobs are being lost because of the coronavirus lockdown, which resulted in a number of businesses being unable to trade. On Thursday companies such as the SABC, Sasol and steel group Arcelor Mittal announced plans to retrench staff...

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