Samsung will be hiring 8,700 workers from its subcontractors, as the firm looks to boost employees’ job security.
Ordinary South Korean employees are finding it difficult to climb the corporate ladder and reach senior management positions.
The fall in the number of foreign executives in South Korea has affected diversity of corporate culture, as companies struggle to hire talented people.
The conglomerate is looking to invest some $61 billion at home and abroad, and to leverage emerging technologies.
South Korean firms are adopting blind hiring for select positions, so that they focus more on skills and performance.
South Korean government looks to tackle unemployment and beef up efforts in creating new jobs while easing regulations on big companies.
The prospect of getting a job overseas continues to be a challenge for South Koreans., with Japan being the most popular destination.
In a struggling job market, the unemployment levels have deteriorated to their worst since the Asian financial crisis of 1997.
The monthly average number of South Koreans that have given up on finding a job hits its highest level since 2014.
This follows almost a decade of a protracted labour dispute between the carmaker and employees who were forcefully let go in 2009.
South Korea's biggest companies are expected to ramp up their hiring plans over September and the fourth quarter of this year.
South Korea is hoping that increased resources will help to create jobs, especially for women and senior citizens.
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