81,000 apply for jobs in Korea

March 28, 2019

A total of 81,077 aspirant workers have applied to attend the Korean language test 2019. As of 5:00 pm yesterday local time, 55,997 had already applied for production sector and 25,080 in the agriculture sector, according to the Employment Permit System Korea department.
The number is likely to increase as the deadline for application is until midnight of March 31. In 2018, altogether 82,264 had registered themselves for the language test. A year ago, the number was 68,383 in 2017 and 60,626 in 2016.
According to director of the department, Krishna Prasad Khanal, a Nepali youth selected to go to Korea for work under the EPS system can work there for 4 years and 10 months. They can also take their family members once during the period.
The applicants who passed the language test go through the second round of skills and capacity assessment, before being selected to go to Korea for work. The second round of assessment includes work experience, training, academic background and testimonials.
The language test is taking place in the first week of June, 2019. (RSS)