SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) – Hyundai Motor Group has pledged to create 46,000 new jobs over the next three years as part of the government’s plan to support youth employment and education, announced Monday the Prime Minister’s office.
The country’s largest auto conglomerate, which includes Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp. under its wing, will hire 30,000 people over the next three consecutive years and implement partner and startup support programs to recruit 16,000 people during this period.
The plan was revealed during a partnership announcement event between the group and the Prime Minister’s office for the government’s youth employment and education support program called “Youth Hope ON” which is held at the Hyundai Motor Studio in Goyang, northwest of Seoul.
The event was attended by Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum and Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun.
As part of the “Youth Hope ON” project, the government provides funding to encourage young talent, while businesses provide education programs.
Hyundai Motor has announced plans to expand recruitment for its new growth engines, such as robotics, advanced air mobility, autonomous driving and hydrogen.
Hyundai Motor is the sixth conglomerate to join “Youth Hope ON” after KT, Samsung, LG, SK and POSCO.
With the latest partnership, the six conglomerates pledged to create a total of 179,000 new jobs for young people over the next three years, according to the prime minister’s office.