EPS SKorea again hiring workers

KATHMANDU: Employment Permit System (EPS) of South Korea has started hiring Nepali workers after a gap of two months. Six Nepalis are leaving for their jobs in the destination country on March 22, EPS Nepal office said today.

The new batch of EPS aspirants will work in three

different companies of South Korea. The destination has been hiring Nepali

blue-collar jobseekers in agriculture, manufacturing and service sectors.

South Korea is a lucrative destination for Nepali migrant workers where they can earn five times more than other popular destinations like Malaysia and Gulf Countries — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The monthly salary of EPS workers is $970 to $1,000, based on their work.

Around 3,778 Nepalis are working in the destination under EPS and contributing Rs two billion to their country’s economy in remittance every year. EPS Nepal office is planning to start Korean Language Test (KLT) in June this year after getting the quota for 2010.

South Korea had stopped hiring Nepali workers in March 2009 due to global financial crisis and the process resumed only last September.

Meanwhile, 106 aspirants, who had registered in July 2008, have registered in EPS roster for 2010. The office had called for re-registration with valid passports and colour photographs.