SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Jin-young, founder of JYP Entertainment and influential music executive, announced that his company will be hiring new employees via a new television show on Mnet, South Korea’s cable television channel.
Mnet aired the first episode of “Super Intern” on Thursday.
The program was designed to help young South Koreans struggling with the severe unemployment that has plagued the nation. The show aims to connect job seekers with a variety of entertainment businesses.
The show is designed not to consider gender, age, education, and other qualifications as long as the applicant is seen to demonstrate enough passion, eagerness, and skill.
The finalists will be given the opportunity to work at JYP Entertainment as interns.
JYP,”Super Intern”‘s first partner company, received more than 6,000 applications, which were narrowed down to 400 by Park Jin-young himself.
A total of 106 applicants were selected from the list, and they were invited to a round of interviews.
As a result, 13 finalists were selected as interns. Over the next six weeks, the interns will go through various missions. Whoever passes the final round will be hired as a regular employee at JYP Entertainment.
“After finding out that the unemployment rate among young South Koreans has reached 10 percent, I’ve been looking for ways to encourage them,” said Park Jin-young.
“I pitched the idea to Mnet, which gladly accepted my proposal.”
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