Young Jobseekers Embrace Seoul's Free Suit Rental

      October 25, 2016 11:51

      A free suit rental for young jobseekers run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government has been well received.

      Some 2,371 jobseekers rented a suit for their job interviews since the free service started on April 25. Some 90 percent were in their 20s, and women outnumbered men 1.7 times, a Seoul city official said Monday.

      Seoul city began the service to ease the financial burden on young jobseekers. A study by job portal Saramin in 2013 showed a suit cost jobseekers on average W105,000 per interview (US$1=W1,132).

      Any Seoul resident aged 18 to 34 can use the service.

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