Most University Seniors Unable to Find Jobs

  • By Jun Hyun-suk

    January 20, 2021 11:23

    Seven out of 10 university students in their final year have been unable to find jobs before they graduate, according to a survey, and only one in 10 have been able to land permanent jobs.

    Employment portal Job Korea surveyed 384 university seniors scheduled to graduate this year from Jan. 8 to Monday and found that 71.9 percent had failed to land jobs so far.

    Only 12.5 percent said they had managed to find permanent jobs, or 15.6 percent of male seniors and 10.9 percent of women.

    Another 15.6 percent found temporary jobs -- 21.9 percent male and 12.5 percent female.

    More found jobs in small and mid-sized companies (54.2 percent) than at major conglomerates (20.8 percent) or state enterprises (four percent).

    Of the temporary jobs 58.3 percent were also in small and mid-sized companies, compared to 13.3 percent in state enterprises and 10 percent in big conglomerates. 

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