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“I’m working, but I can’t find people”… Difficulty in employment and hardship at the same time

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There are a lot of job seekers, but in the industrial field, there is a situation where people are stumbling because they can’t find a job. This phenomenon, which has worsened during the COVID-19 outbreak, is not a simple problem.

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There are a lot of job seekers, but in the industrial field, there is a situation where people are stumbling because they can’t find a job. This phenomenon, which has worsened during the COVID-19 outbreak, is not a simple problem.

Reporter Lee Sung-hoon covered the cause and how to solve it.

Jae-eun Jung, a job seeker, has been putting off graduation for a year and is clinging to a job at a large corporation.

[정재은/대학교 4학년 : 대기업은 아무래도 안정성도 있고 복지 같은 것도 굉장히 좋고 공채로 뽑으면 정규직으로 뽑는 경우가 많이 있기 때문에….]

Even if there are decent small business jobs, it is difficult to get relevant information.

[서혜진/대학교 4학년 : 우수한 중소기업들에 대한 정보를 얻을 기회도 많이 없고 선배들한테 들을 기회도 없고 중소기업에 대한 이미지가 점점 더 고착화되는….]

As a result, the job shortage for small and medium-sized manufacturers is getting worse.

[양태석/경인주물공단사업협동조합 이사장 : 열두 달 상시 채용 구조예요. 항상 모집 붙여놓고 하지만 사실 지원하는 분들이 없고. 그러다 보니까 계속 악순환이죠.]

shipbuilding worker

The COVID-19 crisis has fueled this situation.

The labor market mismatch is getting worse due to the prolonged Corona 19. In the first half of this year, the labor shortage rate for businesses with five or more workers increased, and the shortage also increased by nearly 60,000 compared to a year ago.

In the case of the shipbuilding industry, which is ranked No. 1 in the global market due to the recent surge in ship orders, the number of jobs has increased, but there are no people to work.

The number of workers in the shipbuilding industry has greatly decreased due to a long-term recession for 10 years, but they are not returning.

Demand for driving and transport jobs has increased sharply due to non-face-to-face jobs, while manpower is scarce.

In addition to the perception of wage and welfare differences between large and small businesses and social discrimination, the phenomenon of relying on unemployment benefits or youth allowances to delay employment has also been added.

In addition, new growth industries have emerged since the COVID-19 outbreak, but vocational education is not keeping up with this demand.

[임영태/경총 고용정책팀장 : 일자리 예산을 보면 직업 훈련 예산이 7%밖에 안됩니다. 직업훈련 예산 확대나 신기술 교육 확대를 통해 노동생산성을 제고 할 필요가 있습니다.]

Efforts to promote jobs for excellent small and medium-sized enterprises are the starting point.

[김태기/단국대 경제학과 명예교수 : 대부분의 중소기업들이 정부한테 자금 지원을 받습니다. 정부는 (중소기업) 정보를 가지고 있거든요. 기본적으로 취업자들한테 필요한 정보를 좀 많이 줘라.]

In addition, institutional support such as increasing welfare benefits for SMEs and strengthening the safety net for freelancers should follow.

(Video editing: Yoon Tae-ho, VJ: Jung Min-goo)

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