South Korea accepted 15,750 job applications from Pakistani candidates working in the manufacturing sector, under the agreement of the two countries signed in 2008 by the Employment Permit System (EPS).
According to official sources from the Overseas Employment Corporation (OECD), about 109 317 citizens submitted their application online, of which 15 7750 were selected by Pakistan.
South Korea Accepts 15,750 Pakistanis Job Applications
“This is the highest number of candidates who have been shortlisted since 2008 and are credited to the special assistant of the premier of foreign Pakistan and the ambassador of South Korea,” the sources said.
Selected candidates must submit their papers until March 29. They must also submit for a written examination conducted by the South Korean Embassy for the final selection of candidates.
Before the final test, applicants will learn the Korean language during a training course organized by the corporation. Furthermore, if 1000 candidates pass the Korean language exam, the fee will increase by 20 percent, according to the EPS agreement.
The sources also said that the government has no role in the selection process and that the South Korean authorities ensure transparency in recruitment.
The Ministry of Labor of South Korea has determined the quota for 16 countries, according to the EPS, according to the performance. The foreign employment corporation (OVK) also sent 31 Pakistani workers to South Korea to find work. These candidates were pre-selected at the beginning of 2018.
In particular, the Ministry of Employment and Labor of South Korea has increased Pakistan’s labor quota from 900 to 1000 a year. This quota has been increased for the second time in two years, as it rose to 900 from 700 a year in 2018.
In addition, over 8,000 workers have been under the EPS since 2008.