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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 [...]

What If Your Job Interviewer Tested Your Chopsticks Skills?

What If Your Job Interviewer Tested Your Chopsticks Skills?

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Prospective job seekers hoping to land a job with Sempio, a local food manufacturer, will now have to practice their chopsticks skills.  The company announced Monday that it will implement job test that evaluates applicants’ chopsticks skills starting in December.  Interviewers will observe the use of chopsticks with the [...]

Applicants Disadvantaged by Undisclosed Job Qualifications: Survey

Applicants Disadvantaged by Undisclosed Job Qualifications: Survey

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Job applications can be stressful, especially in Korea where resume screening is often followed by an in-house personality and aptitude test, and one, two, or sometimes even three interviews. Those that keep failing the rigorous process of job hiring, however, can be left wondering whether there might be certain [...]