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Samsung Electronics most preferred by job seekers

All News 10:12 April 17, 2017

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. stood as the most preferred workplace for job seekers here, data showed Monday.

According to the survey conducted by online job portal Saramin, around 14 percent of local job seekers said they wished to be employed at South Korea's No. 1 electronics firm. The survey was conducted on 1,693 college students and job seekers.

The country's top carmaker Hyundai Motor fell a notch on-year to 10.2 percent, trailed by state utility firm Korea Electric Power Corp. with 6.6 percent.

Other major companies included No. 2 home appliance maker LG Electronics Inc. and top steelmaker POSCO, which posted 4.8 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.

More than 33 percent of the respondents said their preference was based on salary, followed by welfare policies and stability with 20.2 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

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