KATHMANDU, AUG 23 - The Human Resource Development Service of South Korea (HRD-Korea) on Tuesday published the results of the Korean Language Test (KLT) held last month. A total of 15,298 individuals have passed the exam making them eligible to go to Korea to work, according to the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management.
More than 50,000 candidates sat for the test held from July 22-23 hoping to get a job in Korean firms under the Employment Permit System (EPS). Recently, Korea increased the job quota for Nepal to 15,000 because of the good track record of Nepali workers and fast sending procedure. Korea had offered 4,000 EPS job openings last year.
According to the ministry, 13,298 of the successful candidates will be allowed to work in manufacturing and 2,000 in agriculture after passing a medical test. Korea has been hiring Nepali workers under the EPS provision since 2008, and so far more than 9,000 persons have obtained jobs.
Posted on: 2011-08-23 07:15