- Apr 13, 2010
https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/the-big-read-engineers-face-retrenchment-struggle-to-find-jobs-20181021Civil engineers are being retrenched, graduates are struggling to find jobs and students at universities are aware they will find it difficult to find jobs, according to chief operations officer (COO) at the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE), Steven Kaplan.
“We hope the situation will turn around, it’s a difficult environment…it’s disheartening” Kaplan told Fin24 in an interview on Friday.
Government’s spend on infrastructure has been in decline since the 2010 boom for the World Cup stadia and other programmes.
FNB and the Bureau of Economic Research Civil Confidence Index has been below 20 for more than a year and more than 80% of index respondents in the third quarter of 2018 said they are dissatisfied by the prevailing business conditions.