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Five local units of foreign companies search for recruits

Five foreign companies operating in Korea are seeking young talents in provincial areas.

ABB Korea, Robert Bosch Korea, Emerson Process Management, Johnson Controls Automotive Korea and Google Korea are holding recruitment events hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and Korea Trade-Promotion Agency, at four universities outside of Seoul to hunt for eligible employees.

Starting Wednesday, executives of the companies visited Chungbuk National University to provide information about job applications at their companies to students.

Although the companies have high reputations around the globe as they belong to the top Fortune magazine’s Global 500 companies, they have kept low-profiles in the country and have had relative difficulty finding capable talents.

They held on-the-spot interviews at the university, too. On May 28, the companies plan to visit Chonbuk National University for a similar event.

They aim to recruit 1,000 young Koreans this year.

“Students in areas outside of Seoul don’t have a lot of access to information about foreign businesses, so this event will give a good opportunity for students as well as the companies,” said Byeon Young-man, a director at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

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