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[Sponsored Report] Posco rolls out the expat welcome mat

July 22,2010
Posco CEO Chung Joon-yang (third from left) and Minister of Gender, Equality and Family Paik Hee-young (second from left) pose during a company event. Provided by the company
Posco has long been involved in helping out the community, but it’s paying particularly close attention to this area of its business these days.

As Korea becomes much more diverse, the steelmaker is looking to actively help multicultural families settle down in the country. The company is also striving to strengthen society and boost national competitiveness.

Posco has been offering programs for multicultural families in Korea since 2007. The programs include everything from supporting Internet content that provides information and educational materials for these families to cultural events.

The company also looks to help multicultural couples before they get married rather than just provide support after they wed, helping ensure they can have healthy, happy and long-lasting relationships. Additionally, Posco helps adults in these families find jobs and become active in their communities as well.

“With the increasing number of immigrants here in Korea through marriage, we are seeing a shift in the cultural paradigm,” said Posco CEO Chung Joon-yang. “We will continue to help multicultural families to achieve true social harmony.”

Posco is now working with the Ministry of Gender, Equality and Family to provide further aid for multicultural families. Efforts under this partnership include offering language courses, loans for starting businesses and job-hunting help.

Aside from these efforts, Posco has been supporting medical treatment initiatives in Mongolia via a partnership with Raphael International. This effort includes offering free medical treatment for residents, providing doctors with training and hosting lectures for health professionals in Mongolia. Posco also is helping bring in medical equipment in addition to educating the populace on hygiene and providing scholarships for students.

From the end of April through May, a group of Korean health professionals including surgeons, dentists and physicians visited the National Medical University of Mongolia and provided free services.



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