November 29, 2016 12:11
The government will employ some 20,000 more people in the public sector next year.
The Finance Ministry said on Monday that 298 public corporations will employ a total of 19,862 new regular workers. That would be an all-time high and up 7.3 percent from the ministry's 2016 employment plan.
Public agencies have employed 17,000 to 18,000 new employees every year and seem to have met their hiring plans for this year by employing 14,790 by September.
The ministry is holding a job fair for 123 public agencies at COEX in Seoul until Tuesday.
"Last year, public corporations created about 8,000 new jobs by introducing a workshare program," Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho said at the job fair. "We'll continue to create more jobs in a way that helps employ many high school graduates and regional talents."
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