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Park visits job fair to promote job creation agenda

All Headlines 10:52 October 06, 2016

By Song Sang-ho

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Thursday visited a local job fair, in her latest move to promote her employment agenda and highlight the role of startups and small enterprises to help address young people find work.

The chief executive plans to offer her encouragement to young job seekers and recruiters during her visit to the job fair at the Convention and Exhibition Center in southern Seoul, her office Cheong Wa Dae said.

Set up by some 352 startups and small firms, the job fair aims to recruit some 1,200 people. Organizers expect some 10,000 job seekers to attend the one-day event.

Hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the Small and Medium Business Administration and the Youth Hope Foundation, the event was designed to encourage young people, who tend to apply for jobs in top-tier firms, to consider small, yet promising enterprises.

This photo, taken on Oct. 5, 2016, shows President Park Geun-hye speaking during a ceremony to mark Korean Day in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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