Cho Min-kyong boasts an engineering degree from one of South Korea's top universities, a school design award and a near-perfect score in her English proficiency test. But she had all but given up hope of finding a job when all her 10 applications, including one to Hyundai Motor Co, were rejected in 2016. Help came unexpectedly from neighbouring Japan six months later: Cho got job offers from Nissan Motor Co and two other Japanese companies after a job fair hosted by the South Korean government to match the country's skilled labour with overseas employers. "It's ...
South Korea's latest big export: Highly educated, but jobless youth
In 2018, South Korea generated the smallest number of jobs since the global financial crisis, only 97,000