October 11, 2018 11:22
Samsung will provide a year's software training to some 10,000 young jobseekers over the next five years with a W1 million monthly stipend (US$1=W1,138). The cumulative stipends alone will cost Samsung an estimated W120 billion over the next five years.
"As a follow-up measure to the company's announcement in August to create more jobs to contribute to economic growth, we decided to offer a software training course for unemployed university graduates," a Samsung spokesman said. "We hope the training course will ultimately help them find jobs."
Samsung will select 1,000 people for this year's course and increase the numbers to 2,000 and 2,500 in the coming years. Any unemployed graduate of a four-year university who is under the age of 30 will be eligible to apply. Applicants will be screened based on a software aptitude test and an interview.
Those who are selected for the course will receive intensive software training for eight hours per day for one year. Training will take place in Seoul, Daejeon in South Chungcheong Province, Gumi in North Gyeongsang Province, and Gwangju in South Jeolla Province.
But Samsung will not give preferential treatment in its regular recruitment to those who complete the course. Training for the first batch of applicants will begin in December this year.
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