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friendly economic time for anchors. Today (3rd) we will be with reporter Kwon Ae-ri. Hyundai hiring is a really hot issue. There seems to be an explosion of interest in the news of new hires for the first time in 10 years.


Yes, we started accepting documents yesterday and will accept them until the 12th. Those who have already succeeded in applying may have been lucky from the start.

With as many as 10,000 applicants attracting at once, Hyundai's recruitment page was difficult to access all day.

Hyundai agreed to hire a total of 700 technical workers by next year in an interim negotiation with the union last year. It is known that at least 400 people will be selected this year.

Judging from the outpouring of interest from day one, it looks like it will at least surpass the 500:1 competition ratio that was crowded out of Kia last year.

Even online, such as the community of office workers, is showing an explosion of interest in Hyundai production jobs, calling them "kingsan jobs."

What stands out is that there is a line of posts asking for advice from current civil servants and even office workers in large corporations.

Some people ask, "I have a master's degree, can I lower my education?" or "Just because I'm a college graduate, I can't keep up with high school graduates or professional college graduates who have multiple certificates."

In the past, Hyundai Motor Company made a clause giving preferential employment to the children of union members, but the phrase was removed after much social criticism.

Since this new hire has attracted so much attention, Hyundai Motor Company even announced separately that it will be selected fairly.

[Hyundai Motor Company: This is the first new hire in technical positions in 10 years, and we understand that there is a high level of external interest because you can apply if you have graduated from high school or higher without age or gender restrictions. We will strive to hire talented people with various competencies and expertise under a fair and transparent process.]


I've seen a lot of it so far, so I think you know a little about it. Let's talk about why in detail. Honestly, Hyundai production is a great job. Who would deny that? But why is there so much interest?


yes. I saw a comment left online by a prospective applicant who is currently an office worker at a large company. This seems to be summarizing the reason why the MZ generation is so interested in Hyundai production jobs in one phrase.

The more you promote, the more confident you are in your work-life balance "work-life balance," and you feel like you have to ride the so-called rope, and it doesn't look like a company that can last a long time anyway.

However, Hyundai production workers have an average annual salary of 96 million won. There is an expectation that retirement is guaranteed and that working hours are strictly observed.

A report on the MZ generation from the Korea Institute of Industrial Research, which came out yesterday, echoes the great interest in Hyundai hiring.

The No. 1 value that Generation MZ values most when choosing a career 12 years ago was the possibility of personal development.

The Korea Institute of Industrial Research surveyed more than 104,000 college graduates from 2008-19 by setting seven important points when choosing a job.

In 2008, there was a high preference for jobs such as, "Even if I work a little bit hard, even if I work a lot of overtime, even if the work intensity is high or the stress in my relationships is high, because I'm young, I'm still a young man, so if I endure a little bit, I will be able to learn a lot and develop and succeed here."

But by 2019, the potential for personal improvement is at the bottom of the seven, sixth.

Income and working hours, which were in the lower middle range, rise to first and second place. It's money and work-life balance.

But Kwon, I'm curious, when it comes to work-life balance, you're honestly a civil servant, right? Recently, however, the popularity of civil servants has waned.


yes, right? According to the National Statistics Office released in 2021, large companies became the No. 1 workplace preference among young people.

The civil servant was pushed to third place. There were many reasons for the popularity of civil servants in the past, but job security also played a big role.

Job security is still a great value for Generation MZ, but not as much as it was 12 years ago.

This is especially true in Gen Z, who were born after 1997 than in Gen M.

The priority is income, and work-life balance, which you can get your hands on right now.

Job security and signage alone won't make you the most attractive job at a time when house prices are soaring and the wall of assets is getting thicker.

Still, until a period of some growth, the possibility of development was the most preferred value, and job security was greatly emphasized when anxiety began to grow as growth slowed.

Now that there is a lot of nervousness that it is difficult to afford a house that can be earned in a lifetime, it seems that work-life balance, which guarantees income and a small amount of happiness right now, has certainly become a great value for young people.