Job Loss & Splitting Image Taxidermy Growth
Job losses are up by 4.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 in the Eastern Cape. This is truly a scary thought that over 26 000 jobs have been lost in the Eastern Cape, 13 000 of those jobs have been lost in Port Elizabeth. This is a huge hit for our local town.
With South Africa formally in recession and hoping for some good news, the latest employment figures released by Statistics South Africa holds no reprieve.
According to the March 2017 Quarterly Employment Survey (QES), an estimated 9 644 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy. This reflected a net quarterly decrease of 48 000 employees between December 2016 and March 2017.
Employment in South Africa
Decreases in employment were led by the trade industry with 32 000 employees, the business service industry with 23 000 employees, the community service industry with 8 000 employees, the manufacturing industry with 4 000 employees and the transport industry with 1 000 employees.
Decreases in employment in these industries were reportedly due to end of contracts for workers who were employed during the festive season.
However, it’s not all bad news. There were increases in employment reported in the construction industry with 12 000 employees and in the mining industry with 8 000 employees.
Splitting Image Taxidermy Continues to Grow
Splitting Image Taxidermy , however, has seen incredible growth over the last Five years. In 2014 – 2015 Splitting Image Taxidermy saw 12% growth in our Business, 2015 – 2016 we saw an 18% growth and 2016 – 2017 we saw a record-breaking of 42% growth. In the past 5 years, we have almost doubled our staff.
Splitting Image Taxidermy would like to thank every single hunter from around the glove for making this all possible. Without the valuable investment from the hunter, from the local hunters in this economy, we would never have seen this incredible growth.
The contribution of hunting to the local economy is often overlooked because hunting is frowned upon but in times where jobs are hard to find an opportunity is even more scarce we can only be thankful to you, our clients.