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President Moon Promises Blind Employment in Public Sector

17:39 June 22, 2017 replay time01:49

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President Moon Jae-in ordered "blind employment" that will not take into consideration academic background, qualifications and licenses, or hometowns in the hiring process in the public sector from the second half of this year.

It aims at eradicating discrimination according to academic background and hometowns.

We have a reporter on the scene at the Blue House.

Sung Seung-hwan has more.

[Reporter]

I am here at the Blue House.

President Moon held a meeting with senior advisors at the Blue House office at 10 a.m.

President Moon ordered blind employment procedures in the public sector here.

Academic background, hometown, physical condition, and other discriminatory factors will not part of a resume for blind employment.

President Moon said, "Excluding essential areas needed in work such as physical conditions or academic background, job-seekers should be able to compete on equal conditions and fairly based solely on skills."

He added, "This is possible for public employees and the public sector just by the government's decision" and ordered to begin this starting from the second half of this year.

He expressed his will to expand this to the private sector saying, "While this cannot be forced on private companies until it is legislated, I would like them to follow suit."

President Moon also instructed the operation of a local human resource employment quota.

He said, "I would like public institutes that are moved to other regions to hire at least 30% of new employees from the local community," and added, "Please come up with clear-cut standards or encourage this."

He also emphasized, "Through the local employment quota system, it will be possible for innovative city projects to find talented local human resources and create a new growth engine for true innovative cities and become a true national development project."

Newly appointed Science Technology Advisor of the Blue House Mi-ock Mun attended the senior advisor meeting for the first time today.

President Moon urged Advisor Moon to do her best saying, "Now is the time to properly pursue the 4th industrial revolution and venture industries."

Reporting from the Blue House.

Yonhap News TV: 02-398-4441 (Inquiry on article) 4409 (Report), KakaoTalk/Line jebo23

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