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Job Seekers Feel Physical Appearance Impacts Recruitment

Job Seekers Feel Physical Appearance Impacts Recruitment

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Many job seekers feel that physical appearance influences the recruitment process. Saramin, an online job portal, conducted a survey of 1,627 job seekers asking them whether looks are thought of as ‘career specifications’, 74.8 percent of whom answered ‘yes’. Respondents believed physical appearance influenced the recruitment process as much [...]

Samsung Decides to Indefinitely Postpone Spring Hiring

Samsung Decides to Indefinitely Postpone Spring Hiring

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top conglomerate Samsung Group has decided to delay its traditional spring hiring period indefinitely as the coronavirus outbreak rages on. The deadline for submitting applications has already been pushed back. Last year, the group received applications from March 11, starting with job applications for its affiliates in [...]

Samsung Group to Abolish Groupwide Hiring

Samsung Group to Abolish Groupwide Hiring

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Group, South Korea’s top conglomerate, has decided to abolish its groupwide employment of new workers as part of reform measures following its involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal, officials said Tuesday.  The decision follows Samsung’s move to dismantle the group’s key future strategy office, which has been responsible [...]

SMEs Have Trouble Hiring Workers amid High Youth Unemployment

SMEs Have Trouble Hiring Workers amid High Youth Unemployment

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite South Korea’s high youth unemployment, local smaller firms are struggling to hire new workers as young job seekers prefer higher-paying jobs at big businesses, financial firms and state-run companies, data showed Monday.  According to a survey conducted by the Korea Small Business Institute in 2015, more than 80 [...]

Samsung Group Has Not Set Date for Annual Recruitment amid Scandal

Samsung Group Has Not Set Date for Annual Recruitment amid Scandal

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Group, South Korea’s biggest business conglomerate, has not yet set a date for its annual recruitment, group officials said Friday, as the group’s top leadership has been under investigation amid a snowballing corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.  Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman [...]

More 30-Somethings Join Workforce for Entry Level Positions

More 30-Somethings Join Workforce for Entry Level Positions

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The road to employment is more arduous than ever for young South Koreans with the country’s youth unemployment rate (aged 15 to 29) reaching record levels, naturally leading to more companies hiring older workers for entry level positions.  According to recruitment web portal Saramin, 84.9 percent of 649 surveyed [...]