71 Kyrgyz citizens sent to work in South Korea
AKIPRESS.COM – 71 citizens of Kyrgyzstan were sent to South Korea in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the authorized state bodies of two countries.
According to the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Migration, more than 450 contracts were received for the last cohort. The first group is leaving now. The rest are preparing for departure.
More than 500 citizens were sent to South Korea this year. A charter flight was organized from Bishkek to Incheon.
Due to the work of the Center to popularize Kyrgyzstan and its labor resources, the number of contracts, as well as the number of those who left for Korea, doubled.
According to the Ministry of Labor, after meetings with President of HRD Korea Woo So Bong, the sides decided to again launch the Korean language proficiency test in October 2022. The citizens got another opportunity to take the test and get into the database of the Korean Ministry of Labor.
In addition, 40 citizens of Kyrgyzstan were given the opportunity to be selected for the profession of a welder and be employed this year (this selection is held for the first time among 16 countries, Kyrgyzstan was selected as a pilot project).
The Ministry of Labor noted that over 5,000 citizens of Kyrgyzstan were employed during the period of the memorandum. Currently, about 1,500 citizens work in South Korea under the EPS program. Most of them work at enterprises in the food, chemical and paper industries; in the manufacture of plastic, rubber and glass products.
The average salary of labor migrants working in Korea is about $1,800, taking into account the fact that accommodation and meals are paid by the employer.
“The main requirement of the program is knowledge of the Korean language at the proper level. More than 1,500 citizens participated in the Korean language proficiency test in 2022. 360 people successfully passed the test and got the opportunity to be selected by Korean employers,” the Ministry of Labor added.