Monday, 3 March 2014

Myanmar workers wait for jobs in South Korea

Myanmar workers applying for an Employment Permit System (EPS) to work in South Korea are waiting as the government negotiates job vacancies with South Korean companies.

Due to the number of applicants for the EPS, the Ministry of Labour is discussing the number of vacancies available, before announcing the dates of the next selection test.

“They have to sit a placement test for being selected. We are asking the Korean company whether there will be a placement test in May or not and if not, when the placement test will be held. We are not sure that the placement test will be the last of them. We will announce it officially from media,” an official from EPS office under the Ministry of Labour.

Workers have to sit a EPS-TOPIK exam to work in South Korea and the selection process is based on the scores. About 300 workers are sent to Korea with each application process and the last group went in November 2013.

Myanmar and South Korea signed an agreement to send skilled labourers to South Korea in 2007. The contract is two years per term and the last contract will expire in December this year.

source: Eleven Myanmar
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