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A New Door of Employment Has Opened
By Yoon Ji-yeon Reporter, Sophomore of Electrical Engineering
People start thinking of their employment from the time they choose a university and major. However, the competition for employment has become intense, because everyone wants to get high wages and a stable job. Here is the good news for HBNU students who are tired of this competition. Mandatory Local Hiring by public institutions came into effect on May 27, 2020.a
Here we explain what this system is and how you can prepare for it more effectively. Also, we will inform you about the companies that you can apply to and the supporting programs that our university is running.
1. What is Mandatory Local Hiring by public institutions?
This system prescribes that the public institutions that moved into the provinces must recruit a certain percentage of the locals. In the first year of its introduction, 18 percent of locals should be hired, and the ratio increases by 3 percent every year until they reach 30 percent. This system has already progressed in Innovation Cities, and the revision of the Innovative City Act let the system be instituted in Daejeon, too.
2. Why has this system been implemented?
This system started with the public institutions’ relocation to the provinces. Korea has grown rapidly around the capital area for the past 40 years, and the capital area is suffering from overcrowding, but the provinces were in a slump. A Local Development Policy was implemented for the development and financial independence of the provinces. One of the policies was the relocation of public institutions that were concentrated in the capital area. The government wants to promote the development of regional characterization and revitalize local economies. In this process, hiring locals in public institutions has also changed from a suggestion to a duty.
This system has two main purposes. First, improving the quality of local research and educational institutions by increasing recruitment opportunities for local university graduates. Second, establishing a regional innovation framework by strengthening the Industry-Academic Relationship Cooperation System. As a result, over the next five years, Daejeon’s institutions will be actively looking for local people to hire.
3. Who can benefit from this system?
This system is based, not on where you are from or where you live, it is based on where you received your highest level of education. Imagine two high school friends from Daejeon that graduated together. One begins working, while his friend goes to university in another region. The highest level of education for the first friend is a high school in Daejeon. He is able to apply to the Mandatory Local Hiring by public institutions in Daejeon. However, when his friend graduates university in the other city, his highest level is based in that other city. He would not qualify in Daejeon, but he would qualify in the other city. If your highest level of education was earned in Daejeon, then you can benefit from this system.
Plus, Daejeon agreed on the Broadening of Mandatory Local Hiring with Sejong, Chungcheongnam-do, and Chungcheongbuk-do in 2018. Through this agreement, a person who received his final educational background in Daejeon benefits from every public institution in the Chungcheong province. So, when you graduate from HBNU, you can benefit from 51 public institutions that include 17 institutions in Daejeon, three institutions in Chungcheongnam-do, 11 institutions in Chungcheongbuk-do, and 20 institutions in Sejong. You can get specific information on the Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall homepage by referring to the QR code on the right.
4. Which companies are included in Chungcheong province?
As previously stated, you can qualify to be hired as a local by a total of 51 companies in Chungcheong province after graduating from HBNU. Here are some of the companies that you might consider for your future career.
Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)
KOMIPO supplies electric power by thermal power generation and renewable energy generation. Also, it operates power generation complexes in Indonesia and Sweden, contributing to the overseas power supply and economic development. KOMIPO’s head office is located in Chungcheongnam-do, Boryeong.
Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL)
KORAIL is a public corporation that contributes to the development of the railway industry and the national economy by enhancing the expertise and efficiency of projects related to railway operation. It operates most of the railroads in Korea. KORAIL’s head office is located in Daejeon.
Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (KOMSCO)
KOMSCO is a public corporation that manufactures and supplies national security products, such as currency and securities. It also continuously develops anti-forgery technology and performs authenticity assessment. KOMSCO’s head office is located in Daejeon.
In addition to the companies above, you can refer to the photo below for the complete list.
5. How can we prepare for this system more effectively?
HBNU’s Job Headquarters makes an effort to provide useful information to students who want to find good jobs through this system. One of the efforts was an online job fair for public institutions in Chungcheong Province, which was held for two days, September 8 to 9.
This online job fair was hosted by Hannam University in collaboration with Paichai University, Chungnam National University, and HBNU. Also, five of Chungcheong province’s public institutions, Korea Water Resources Corporation, KORAIL, KOMIPO, Korea National Railway, and Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation participated in the job fair. Each participant provided an introduction of their company, the current status of employment due to COVID-19, and an explanation and their Mandatory Local Hiring plan, plus they had Q&A time. Individual consultations were also conducted online and offline from September 10 to September 25.
The Job Headquarters office is planning and carrying out numerous programs to actively help students get a job. You can use the job guidebook through the QR code on the right to get the most up-to-date information that they provide.
Amid the keen employment competition, the Mandatory Local Hiring in Chungcheong Province is news that gives us more hope. Let’s take advantage of this new chance and make our future better.