The Korea Federation of SMEs (K-Biz) announced on June 30 that it will receive applications from Korean small enterprises that wart to recruit foreign workers.
Applications should be submitted from July 1 to 15. Foreign workers will come from 16 countries including Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Cambodia. Companies that want to hire foreign workers must have registered with the Worknet of the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) at least 14 days beforehand for recruitment of Korean workers.
Small and mid-size companies which seek to hire foreign workers can submit an application for a permit to hire foreign workers to the K-Biz through fax, visiting and mail.
The MOEL will confirm the list of successful applicants on July 26 and issue an employment permit to them from Aug. 1 to 6.
A total of 7,080 of foreign workers will be hired in this round of foreign worker recruitment, which is the third for this year. This is part of the government’s manufacturing quota system introduction (28,880+α) for 2019 and the last recruitment round will be conducted in October this year.