Record Numbers Getting ready for Public-Sector Jobs

Record Numbers Getting ready for Public-Sector Jobs

Record numbers of young Koreans are getting readyto take a seat the exam for secure civil-service jobs, and practicallytwo times every bit many say they hope to paintings in the public sector as in non-public enterprise.According to statistical data Korea on Thursday, 39.3 % or 256,000 of the country's 6.52 million jobseekers between 15 to 29 are getting ready to take civil provider exams. This is a record and up 35,000 from just a year ago. Simplest about 140,000 are preparing to follow for jobs in personal businesses. There are 4,120 entry-level positions in central executive this year, yet 222,650 applicants flocked to check centers nationwide. The test for 11,359 entry-level jobs with provincial governments drew 212,983 applicants.

The surge is motivated via stark calculation. The Chosun Ilbo asked the Korea Construction Institute to tally the lifetime income of university graduates who entered the activitymarketplace between 2008 and 2014, and discovered that those who kick the bucket either entry-level or mid-level public service checks and work for the govttill retirement stand to earn more cash than folks who land jobs in a big conglomerate.Their income over 30 years may just come to an estimated W1.46 billion adding pension (US$1=W1,137). That'snot up tothe possible W1.6 billion 30-year source of revenue in a personaltrade including pension, but significantly more the W1.27 billion they may make operating in deepest utilisation for just 25 years. For the explanation that the reasonable retirement age in maximum individualcorporations is around 55, public servants finally finish up making more than their opposite numbers in the non-public sector just by clinging to their chairs for longer. The difficulty is that most applicants do no longer go a civil-service job. The contest rate has soared to several hundred to one for some positions, and less than one in 10 applicants pass the test. In line with the KDI, spending years preparing for the civil service but finishing up in the personal sector mayfee an applicant W400 million in lifetime salary. Oh Ho-young at the Korea Studies Institute for Vocational Schoolingand coaching said, "People who fail to land a task in the civil service get a past dueget started in their careers in the private sector and incessantly lack the capability sets firmswant because they have got spent all their time reading for the exam. So they turn out amongst lower-paid jobs and operating for a shorter duration than the ones who get an early start". But for a lot of the dream of safe lifelong employment trumps those concerns. That is veryobtrusive among scholars at regional universities or less competitive faculties in Seoul, whose possibilities with private employers are less than those of graduates from best universities. Kim Tae-il at Korea University said, "This phenomenon is the end result of a loss of quality jobs presented by private businesses".

Experts also concern that this would create numerous jobsworths who are in it for the job safetyinstead of to serve the public.In March job seek portal Saramin surveyed 1,174 people preparing to take the civil service exam and found that 77 percent were drawn by the job security. Only 10.9 percent acknowledged they sought after to serve the public. In complex countries public service jobs are hardlyheight of a graduate's agenda. "The skyrocketing acclaim for entry-level public service jobs among graduates is a phenomenon that is authentic to Korea", says Prof. Moon Myung-jae at Yonsei University."In the U.S. or Europe, applicants are decided on according to their flair for explicit vacancies, with a long series of exams and interviews, but Korea is predicated only on standardized tests". Chang Hyun-joo at Hankuk University of Foreign Stories said, "In the U.S. or Europe, government employees are thought to be populace servants who are there at the sufferance of taxpayers, and there isno longerthe similar expectation of lifetime employment as there is in Korea. Individualsbe expectingto interchange jobs several times over a career, so not many plumb for the civil service simply because ITsupplies occupation security".

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Record Numbers Sit down Korean Language Test

Record Numbers Sit down Korean Language Test

Principals from Australian facultiesthat provide Korean as a 2nd language take a set photo in front of Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul throughout their commute in Korea on Sunday.

Learning Korean is the entire rage in many nations where K-pop and Korean soaps have captured hearts and minds. A listing 72,295 applicants took the 46th Check of Skillability in Korean (TOPIK), which was once administered at 164 places in forty five countries remaining Saturday.

The TOPIK happened on each and every continent, from Argentina to South Africa.

The first TOPIK in 1997 drew simplest 2,692 applicants in 4 countries -- Korea, Japan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Since then the selection of exam takers has multiplied 27 times.

Another circular of the test might be administered in straggler countries Bolivia, Jamaica and Poland in the moment onepart of this year.

Run by capacity of the Schooling Ministry and the National Institute for Global Education, the TOPIK evaluates the language proficiency of non-native speakers.

Initially many of the applicants were foreigners getting married to Koreans and the youngsters of in a foreign country Koreans. Yet numbers have soared since Korean soap operas and K-pop have become an foreign craze in the mid-2000s.

"If this vogue continues, the variety of test takers will exceed 300,000 this year", a ministry reputable said.

Korean is taught as a second foreign language in 1,224 number one and secondary schools in 28 countries. Some 1,143 schools and universities in another country teach Korean language courses.

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Spending on Non-public Crammers Hits New Record

Spending on Non-public Crammers Hits New Record

Average per-capita spending on non-public crammers for schoolkids reached W240,000 a month ultimate year, the maximum since the govt.started tallying statistics in 2007 (US$1=W1,238).The statistics were accrued in a survey of 43,000 folksaround the nation, yet since some of them almost certainly underreported their spending, the full is estimated over W30 trillion overall.Spending were inching down since 2009 but begandevelopingback since 2013.Total spending on personal crammers used to be down 2.2 %in comparison to 2014 at W17.8 trillion, but that became because there are fewer students, the Schooling Ministry acknowledged Friday. Thenumber of scholars dropped from 6.28 million in 2014 to 6.09 million in 2015, but per-capita spending on deepest crammers amounted to W240,000 a month last year, up W2,000 from 2014.Spending on crammers for middle- and high-schoolers rose 1.9 and 2.9 percent.

The government has been making schoolfronttestsin massive part reflect classes taught on state-run tutorial broadcaster EBS to save youscholars from having to pay throughout the nose at crammers, in addition making the exam easier. But the measures have failed to curb spending on crammers.After the government banned colleges from providing students preps forward of the normal curriculum, students flocked to personal crammers instead. Spending on further Korean and English lessons fell one percent and 2.1 percent, but spending on math rose 0.1 percent. Per-capita spending on math crammers higher the most among primecollege students, or through W4,000 a month.Education professionals say a government-led scheme to place less focal point on English categories and make the topicmore uncomplicated at university entrance exams as of 2018 will scale backthe push for English-language cramming, but spending on math crammers is increasing. Also, spending on sports, art and song lessons is on the upward push among parents of fundamental schoolchildren who need their youngsters to have a more rounded education than the public machine provides. It rose from W50,000 per matter in 2014 to W53,000 last year.

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Record Numbers of Other folks  Get started Their Own Business

Record Numbers of Other folks Get started Their Own Business

A listingcollection of startups were registered ultimate year, especially vialadies and young people. The Small and Medium TradeManagement on Thursday stated 93,768 startups were established in 2015, up 10.7 % from the former year. In December, startups rose 10 percent on-year to 8,679, surpassing the 8,000 mark for the month for the primary time.Entrepreneurs in their 20s and women led the growth. Companiesintroduced by other folksbelow 30 years greater at the fastest rate (28.3 percent). The variety of startups by women increased 12.7 percent to 22,229, upper than the 10.1 percent build up among men.An reputable with the govtfirm said the augment has been especially marked in online and cellularretail outlets run by women in their 20s.

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Jessica Is Ready To Make Her Public Appearance in Korea After Leaving Girls' Generation

Jessica Is Ready To Make Her Public Appearance in Korea After Leaving Girls' Generation

Jessica reported to make her first official public appearance in Korea since her departure from Girls

Jessica is reported to attend her first public domestic event, since her departure from Girls" Generation, on the 25th.

According to promotional events company Dimaco on the 21st, Jessica is scheduled to attend the fashion brand Fendi"s opening event at Lotte Mall in Jamsil, Seoul on the 25th. Actress Song Ji Hyo will also be in attendance.

Although Jessica has been spotted promoting as the head designer of "BLANCECLARE" in China with appearances at "Lane Crawford"s anniversary event and "2014 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am", this will mark Jessica"s first official event in Korea since she was announced to be no longer a Girls" Generation member.

As this is her first event in Korea, it"s expected to draw reporters as well as many fans, who are all eager to learn what her future activities may be.

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K-Pop Record Label Cube Entertainment To Merge With IHQ And Go Public - Joins Korea's Big 3 Entertainment Companies

K-Pop Record Label Cube Entertainment To Merge With IHQ And Go Public - Joins Korea's Big 3 Entertainment Companies

Cube Entertainment formed a strategic partnership with iHQ last year (September 17, 2013) and are now specializing with the company"s mission.The mission of iHQ is to become the top entertainment company in Korea.Also, to become a strong force in the global music industry.

The strategic alliance between the two was signed on September 17, 2013;Cube Entertainment"s CEO, Hong Seung Sung and iHQ"s chairman, Jung Hoon Tak were there to sign the document.Once both agreed, Cube Entertainment sold 9001 shares (50.01%); which is worth 16.5 billion KRW (15.2 billion USD).Both Cube Entertainment and iHQ will invest in each other"s activities.CEO Hong Seung Sung will maintain his 28% stake to Cube Entertainment and iHQ will invest two billion KRW (1.8 billion USD).

On that day, a Cube Entertainment representative stated, "The partnership between music market"s strong force Cube Entertainment and strong force in the field of drama, film production and management iHQ, will give us the chance to become the #1 company in the entertainment industry.This partnership will serve as the stepping stone for Cube Entertainment to succeed as a global multi-entertainment company."Then, iHQ"s CEO stated soon after, "iHQ"s first large-scale strategic alliance project with Cube Entertainment will strengthen the global music business and iHQ will work hard to become a premier content syndication group in Korea."

With this alliance between the two, Cube Entertainment announced that they are going public.Since iHQ is listed on the KOSDAQ (Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations); which is the counterpart of the American NASDAQ, Cube will join the list with the other big three agencies (YG, SM, JYP Entertainment).

iHQ is a Woori SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) No2.Cube Entertainment and iHQ were able to secure an investment source and reinforce its music enterprise because Cube Entertainment is now listed on the KOSDAQ.Cube"s market capitalization was forty-five billion won ($44 billion); while Woori SPAC No2, sixteen billion won ($15 million).

There is going to be a scheduled meeting with the stockholders in September; the merge between Cube Entertainment and iHQ will be finalized in October.

On other news, Sidus iHQ revealed on May 28th that female group 4Minute and BEAST"s entertainment are now listed on the KOSDAQ.For this year, Cube Entertainment"s plans are to release BEAST"s second album and for them to do some promotions in Japan on the month of June.For 4Minute, the girls are currently doing promotions in Europe.Through collaborating with Universal Music, Cube Entertainment is expecting a profit of $4,000,000.

Cube Entertainment recently released the first episode of "UNITED CUBE TV"; which G.NA is the host.G.NA will interview other Cube Entertainment idols and stars for the viewers who watches from around the world.

You can watch the first video below:

Photo Credit: starin.edaily.co.kr

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2Yoon Reveals Their Phone Numbers to the Public 'Nonstop Phone Calls'

2Yoon Reveals Their Phone Numbers to the Public 'Nonstop Phone Calls'

2Yoon, 24/7, 4minute

2Yoon Reveals Their Phone Numbers to the Public? 'Nonstop Phone Calls' 2Yoon Reveals Their Phone Numbers to the Public? Nonstop Phone Calls4minute's unit group, 2Yoon, revealed their phone numbers to the public.

Yesterday, they released their title song, "24/7" as well as their phone numbers.

As soon as the numbers were released, they received an overwhelming amount of messages to their phones.

The messages were coming in so fast that it was even hard to even accept the friend requests.

They revealed these special phone numbers because they wanted to give their fans a special present.

Many fans sent encouraging messages to the members. Some even used the 'voice talk' option to briefly talk to them as well.

They well be making their comeback stage on KBS "Music Bank" on January 18.

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B.A.P-SECRET Record 'Beautiful World' Song and Video for Global Warming Public Campaign

B.A.P-SECRET Record 'Beautiful World' Song and Video for Global Warming Public Campaign

B.A.P, SECRET

B.A.P-SECRET Record 'Beautiful World' Song and Video for Global Warming Public Campaign B.A.P-SECRET Record Beautiful World Song and Video for Global Warming Public CampaignKorea's version of "We are the World" will be released.

Groups B.A.P and SECRET along with 60 other people have come together to make and record a song to help spread awareness about global warming.

Other top stars including singers and actors have also helped this campaign.

This song, "Beautiful World" will be released on November 28 along with the music video.

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Jisan Valley Rock Festival Underway With Record-Breaking Numbers

Jisan Valley Rock Festival Underway With Record-Breaking Numbers

Jisan Valley Rock Festival Underway With Record-Breaking Numbers

Singing along to Radiohead, fans indulged in this rock 'n roll night at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival. It's all about this British band this year, who's in Korea for the first time since they debuted in the mid 80's.Early-bird tickets sold out in less than 2 minutes, after it was announced that Radiohead was headlining. The event, which kicked off Friday afternoon, broke festival records almost as soon as it began. Officials say, more than 35-thousand people crossed through the gates by the end of the first day.Some camp out for the weekend, while others come just for a day. Interview : Yoon Kyoung-hwan, Attendee "This is my third time coming to the festival, and this year I'm just here for a day. It looks like more people are here this time. It's so great to be here with other music fans and I don't care if it's really hot right now. 'Rock and roll rules! Yeah!'".By the end of the festival, organizers expect more than a 100-thousand people from all around Korea, and from other parts of the world to have attended the event. Interview : Megan McGuire, Attendee Brooke McInerney, Attendee "We're from Manila, in the Philippines and we came to see the show-- to see Radiohead and James Iha"/ "And Elvis Costello, and The Stone Roses, and we're looking forward to it. It's going to be good. It's going to be great". Under the theme of "Go Green, Go Rock" this year, the festival is held in between two valleys at the Jisan Forest Resort in Icheon-- a city about an hour south of Seoul. Including Radiohead, the festival boasts one of the best line-ups in its brief history, with a total of 81 artists--all playing in the name, and love, of rock and roll. Reporter : Connie Lee "Other big international acts, like the Stone Roses and Los Lonely Boys, along with the currently popular Korean indie band Busker Busker, are also set to take the stage on Sunday, the last day of the festival. Connie Lee, Arirang News, Icheon".

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Record Numbers of Foreign Tourists Visit Jeju in April

Record Numbers of Foreign Tourists Visit Jeju in April

Record Numbers of Foreign Tourists Visit Jeju in April

A record number of foreign tourists visited the southern resort island of Jeju in April. The Jeju provincial government said Tuesday that the island attracted 142,308 foreign tourists last month, up a whopping 105.5 percent from a year earlier.

In the first four months of this year, 352,507 foreign tourists have been to Jeju, up 103.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Chinese tourists accounted for 199,920, a 179.2 percent increase.

The previous record was August 2011 when 142,170 foreigners went to the island. The peak travel season is between July and October. Last year, 122,041 foreigners visited Jeju in July, 142,170 in August, 127,168 in September, and 128,903 in October.

But that a new record has been set in April shows that there are other attractive times of the year. The figures boost hopes among Jeju tourism officials of reaching their goal of attracting 1.5 million tourists this year.

Jeju officials believe the rising popularity stems from increased publicity the island gained from being chosen as a natural heritage site by UNESCO and other international accolades. Another factor is the opening of 22 direct flights from 19 cities overseas, including Hebei and Naning cities in China's Anhui Province.

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