40% of Staff in Big Business Are Temps

      July 01, 2015 12:41

      Four out of 10 employees of large businesses are on temporary contracts without full employee benefits, according to a survey.

      The Ministry of Employment and Labor analyzed 3,233 businesses employing more than 300 workers and found that 1.76 million out of a total workforce of 4.59 million are hired temporarily or outsourced from temping firms, up 14.6 percent from 2014.

      Bigger companies are more inclined to outsource or hire temps. The proportion of non-regular staff in businesses employing more than 1,000 workers is 23 percent, compared to 13.4 percent in smaller companies.

      In firms with more than 5,000 workers, the proportion is 27.3 percent.

      By industry, construction has the most temporary jobs at 44.6 percent. Some 309,000 out of 419,000 staff in the construction industry are non-regular workers.

      The proportion is 25 percent in the manufacturing sector, but a whopping 67.8 percent in shipbuilding.

      Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has the highest number of outsourced workers at 44,652. Hyundai Development also has a high ratio of temps at 82.4 percent, followed by Hyundai Samho (79.8 percent), Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (73.3 percent) and Samsung Corp. (64.8 percent).

      E-Land Group's restaurant business hired the most part-time workers at 9,806, followed by Lotteria (9,023), recruitment firm Unies (8,307) and McDonald's (8,316).

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