Supporting a diverse and inclusive global workforce
Vodafone is committed to supporting jobseekers and disadvantaged groups.
We have also focused on building programmes to respond to the growing youth unemployment crisis.
In the EU the youth unemployment rate is 17% and in South Africa it is 56%.
For people who have found themselves out of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to stay connected becomes even more critical at a time when finances are likely to be under pressure. We know that this a period when jobseekers need support as they search for a new role or re-skill in order to pursue a new role in a different industry.
Since 2018, Future Jobs Finder has supported
ConnectU platform provides over
people with services
ConnectU’s job portal has enabled
people to access job service websites
In South Africa, our ConnectU platform provides over 15.5 million Vodacom customers with free access to a range of services covering health, education, safety and security, social media and jobs.
ConnectU’s job portal has enabled 3.1 million people to access seven different job search websites for free, with over a third of users being in the lowest income bracket.
We recently launched our ‘Jobseekers.Connected’ offer across our European markets, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.
Jobseekers.Connected includes discounted connectivity to help jobseekers remain connected and support them while they are searching for a new career opportunity.
In addition, the offer provides free access to over 700 curated courses on global e-learning platform Udemy to help people reskill. Vodafone’s Future Jobs Finder tool is also available in every Vodafone market, helping users of all ages and backgrounds to find digital or technology job opportunities and build a CV.
For job seekers whose background is in non-technology fields, the Future Jobs Finder also helps identify transferable skills and strengths, giving recommendations on tech professions and e-learning suited to people’s backgrounds and aptitudes.
Impact on UN Sustainable Development Goals
We aim to build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet. Through our connectivity, digital innovations and partnership we can accelerate and scale delivery across multiple SDGs.
Vodafone provides women with access to life-enhancing services which help to unlock socio-economic opportunities and help to address inequality. We also champion the inclusion of women in the workplace.
Vodafone is committed to helping people develop their skills in order to address the mismatch between future workplace needs and the current skills of the new generation.
Vodafone is committed to continuing to make significant investments in the network infrastructure, coverage and quality, allowing individuals and businesses to connect confidently anywhere and at any time.