KATHMANDU: Around 83 Nepali blue-collar jobseekers will leave Nepal for South Korea
under Employment Permit System (EPS) on October 12, EPS Nepal office said.
This is the largest group since January 2009 after the destination was hit by the global economic crisis.
Employment Permit System recruitment has significantly increased from September, hiring 155 Nepali workers in South Korean industries.
Around 29 Nepali had landed in Seoul on September 7, 37 on September 14 and 66 on September 21.
The rising trend is continuing, with 69 Nepalis scheduled to head to South Korea on October 5.
Among 83 Nepali migrant workers leaving Nepal on October 12, only one is a woman.
According to Employment Permit System, the new group of Nepalis have been hired for
35 manufacturing and trade sectors.
South Korea has hired 3,100 Nepali workers among the 6,768 listed in the roster under Employment Permit System 2008 quota so far.
South Korea is a lucrative destination for Nepali migrant workers.
The Employment Permit System workers earn $970 to $1,000 per month depending on their work.
The income that they get in South Korea is five times more than that in other major destinations like Malaysia and Gulf countries.