Overseas job opportunities at K-Move
With the amount of jobs in Korea diminishing and aggravating unemployment of the young people, Koreans are increasingly interested in finding a job abroad. According to a survey conducted by the Human Resources Development Service and employment website JobKorea in May, 86.4 percent of the job seekers said they were interested in working abroad. However, they have trouble finding resources and information about overseas opportunities.
Another survey by the Presidential Committee on Young Generation also showed that young Koreans want the government to provide information on available jobs (27.3 percent) and to operate a consulting center (21.4 percent), raising the need for a channel to provide systematic advice and specific information on finding jobs in other countries.
In order to address the demands, the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Human Resources Development Service opened the Seoul K-Move Center, an overseas employment support site, on Nov. 24. Through face-to-face in-depth consulting, customized information is provided for each job seeker, providing more systematic assistance for those looking for overseas employment.
The Seoul K-Move Center will be a one-stop destination for young people wishing to find a job abroad, from initial counseling to resources for education, training and information on referrals. In addition to teaching strategies to find a job abroad and interview skills, those who successfully find jobs abroad will share their experiences at the overseas employment academy for each country. Other services include recruiting seminars and on-site recruiters assisting in application processes.
The Seoul K-Move Center will be able to help young people who had been clueless about overseas employment. The K-Move Center will expand to other areas with high densities of youth, such as Busan and Daejeon, to provide the service to more people in need.
For successful overseas employment, the efforts of the young Koreans are most important. But the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Human Resources Development Service will act as a guide for young Koreans seeking challenging overseas opportunities by expanding various assistance and services through the K-Move project to help their efforts bear real outcomes.
by Park Young-bum, CEO of the Human Resources Development Service