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.
Rohaya Roslee of Dow Chemical Pacific in Southeast Asia, shares how an increase in employee engagement can be linked to increased revenue growth.