Employment opportunities for foreign residents vary according to type of visa. Married immigrants whohave entered Korea under marriage migrant visa (F-6) are allowed to seek employment in Korea.
Your first step before seeking employment should be to discuss the need for employment, type ofwork desired and usage of salary with your immediate family members.
You can obtain information on employment for foreigners (married immigrants, etc.) by visiting yourlocal Employment Center, Women Resources Development Center, Foreign Workforce Support Center,or Support Center for Mulitcultural Families.
|Employment Center||These centers (83 branches nationwide as of August 2013) are representative job placementinstitutes run free of charge by the State. Korean and foreign jobseekers can inquire at job centersto learn about job openings at companies of interest or to receive career counseling. Companyinterviews are also held through the center until the jobseeker finds a job.|
|Job Information Center||These local agencies provide free information on job opportunities. Job information centers are locatedat most city halls and county offices. The centers will help you find a job close to your residence.|
|Women Resources Development Center||These comprehensive job placement support institutes for women focus mainly on job placement andtraining. Most of the programs are provided free of charge, but some may require a small fee.|
|Foreign Workforce Support Center||These non-governmental organizations assist foreign workers in dealing with employment issues in Korea.|
|Multicultural Family Support Center||These centers offer job opportunities and cultural programs for multicultural families.|
Married immigrants can use the Internet to aid in their search for employment. Most organizationsoperating employment services for married immigrants manage websites, so users can search forjobs from home via the Internet.
This website is operated by the City of Seoul and provides information related tofairs and job seeking, and employment support to foreigners in Korea, in English andChinese.
This employment portal site is run by the Ministry of Employment and Labor via theKorea Employment Information Service. It provides employment information as wellas other job information such as career paths and occupational training. It uses bigdata analysis on an individual’s experience, education and training, license information,etc., to recommend the best job for the job seeker. The job seeker can apply to therecommended posting directly online. Other services provided on the website includethe online occupational psychology test, job information, educational information, andcareer counseling to help job seekers to make the correct career decision.
The Employment & Welfare Plus Center runs various career guidance programs suchas short-term group counseling programs, special lectures on employment, and a'career guidance program for married immigrant women (WiCi)’ to encourage theiremployment, improve their job seeking skills, and provide welfare and financial services.It also provides companion service where a staff member accompanies a marriageimmigrant who finds it difficult to visit a company for an interview.
This center provides various job training programs, vocational training, and counselingfor working women, and serves as a comprehensive job placement support institutionfor women.
This center operates free job brokerage organizations. Please refer to the websites oflocal governments for more information.
Vocational training is a system that helps people who hope to open a business or work at a company toacquire technologies and skills. Foreigners can apply if they have a history of insured qualification, butmarried immigrants can receive support without this history.
The system helps students to receive proper training by issuing them with a career capability developmentaccount (Nae-il-bae-um Card) to support training for the unemployed who need it.
The unemployed over the age of 15 who has applied for a job at employment center, etc., marriageimmigrants and immigrated youth over the age of 15 in their family, small business owners (providedthe business period has been more than one year, and the annual sales amount is less than KRW 150million), high school seniors not going to college, and university/college graduate candidates, etc.