SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of graduates finding it hard to get a job these days, a new survey found that 1 out of 4 job seekers were willing to stop looking for a full-time job if they could make ends meet by taking on part-time work.
According to a popular part-time job seeking portal that surveyed 2,323 young people who were looking to get full-time jobs, 25.4 percent said they would give up looking for a job altogether with the right part-time job.
Although the majority of respondents (61.6 percent) said they would continue to look for work even if a part-time job provided sufficient income, it still meant that many people were willing to give up seeking a full-time career.
Of job seekers, 58.3 percent are currently working part-time or are looking for a part-time job.
In response to the question asking why they were considering part-time jobs, 68.3 percent said that they wanted to offset “immediate” living expenses, while 7.1 percent said it was because they felt pressure if they stayed at home, and 1.9 percent of respondents said they didn’t want to get a full-time job.
H. S. Seo (firstname.lastname@example.org)