The number of Sri Lankans taking up jobs in South Korea is on the rise. The Foreign Employment Bureau said that the highest batch let for Korea to take up jobs this month.
The Employment Bureau said that 1017 have taken up jobs in Korea this month. This is the highest number of get jobs in South Korea under the Job Permit Scheme. 942 left for employment in Korea in June. 500 have qualified to get jobs.
The number which has left for South Korea to take up employment since January this year is 4471. Approximately 1800 persons who had passed the Korean Language proficiency test remain in the pending list for employment in Korea.
The Foreign Employment Bureau revealed that from the year 2004, until now around 21,000 Sri Lankans have migrated for Korean jobs.