A jobseeker looks at recruitment advertisements during a job fair in Seoul. Photo: ReutersA jobseeker looks at recruitment advertisements during a job fair in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
A jobseeker looks at recruitment advertisements during a job fair in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

South Korea’s university graduates are heading abroad to work as job crunch takes toll at home

  • The dominance of family-run conglomerates known as chaebol makes South Korea uniquely vulnerable
  • At the same time, South Korea is bringing in more foreigners to address an acute shortage of blue collar workers.

Topic |   South Korea
A jobseeker looks at recruitment advertisements during a job fair in Seoul. Photo: ReutersA jobseeker looks at recruitment advertisements during a job fair in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
A jobseeker looks at recruitment advertisements during a job fair in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
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