Kaeson Training Facility

From the Washington Times:

South Korea plans to open a job training center in the North to improve the skills of North Koreans who work in South Korean-owned companies. 

The training center, to open in June, each year will offer training in 13 areas of work to 4,000 employees of midsized companies, the state-funded Human Resources Development Service of Korea said in a statement.

“The center will conduct job training and supply a quality workforce to our companies which will move in the Kaesong Industrial Complex,” it said.

South Korea’s government has allocated $16.4 million to construct the training center in the industrial zone, The Korea Herald reported Thursday. 

Currently, 11 South Korean companies employ 6,000 North Korean workers and 600 South Korean workers in the zone, according to the Ministry of Labor.

The ministry expects that some 300 firms will eventually recruit 90,000 North Korean workers when the first-stage development of the inter-Korean complex is completed in 2007, the newspaper reported.


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