job market is not buoyant due to the economic downturn. The same is true for large companies, with more than half eliminating new hires altogether or not planning to hire yet.

This is a report by reporter Jeong Yeon.

A recruitment briefing held at a university in

Recruiters from more than 30 large companies come out and speak one-on-one with students.

I can feel the worries of job-ready students everywhere.

[Job preparation student: I was very interested and thought to save my major, but there are too few seats ...]

[Yoojin Choi/Kia Recruiter: In the first half of the year, we are opening an announcement at the beginning of every month. We are hiring specific job-oriented recruitment, and in the second half of the year, we will consolidate several jobs at once in September...]

The job search fever is hot, but the job opening for large companies is expected to narrow even more.

A survey of the top 9 grossing companies by the National Federation of Businessmen found that 500.54 percent said they had no new hires or no plans for the first half of the year.

The number of companies with no hiring plans is 8.1 times higher than a year ago.

This is due to the deteriorating domestic and international economy, as well as the reality of restructuring and tightening management.

In addition, many companies give preference to those who have been in the company for a short time, even if they are "new employees."

[Kim Yong-chun/Head of Employment Policy Team: When you are assigned to a department, you definitely feel that you adapt quickly to work, so companies are increasingly preferring experienced "second-hand recruits."]

[Woncheol Choi/Semiconductor major job preparation student: There are not as many people as I thought, and the announcements don't seem to be coming up much, and it is natural for the company to want experienced people, but I have to get a job through that again.]

Seven out of 1 new hires companies are science and engineering graduates, making the employment challenge for liberal arts students more pronounced.

(Video Interview: Kim Kyun-jong, Video Editing: Choi Eun-jin)