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In the first half of
last year, the number of young people employed was 401,8,2013, an increase of 35,2 compared to 21. During this period, the number of young people employed in restaurants and bars increased by 9,10, showing the largest increase. This means that the number of young people working in these industries has increased the most in the last 5 years, and although it is easy to work in the short term due to the low barriers to entry, some say that their role in developing young people's careers is a bit limited.

Reporter Lim Tae-woo covered this content.

Kim Mo, a
college student, has been working part-time at a restaurant for five months.

It was easy to find a job right away, and it wasn't difficult to juggle with my studies, so I quickly adapted.

[Ms. Kim / University student: Washing dishes and things like that is something I used to do right away at home, so it's not particularly intense, and I think it's something that even beginners can easily do.]

In the last five years, the number of young people enrolled in employment insurance has increased by 3,4 in beverage shops and cafes, and 2,9 in restaurants, the second largest after software development.

This is because there are many of these jobs in the metropolitan area, and beginners are also available.

However, the problem is that there is also a growing tendency to settle down on these jobs, which are a temporary choice before getting the job you want.

In the restaurant industry, the number of young people between the ages of 2 and 25 has increased by about 34,5 in the past five years, and the number of young people is gradually aging.

The restaurant industry is one of the industries where wages are unlikely to increase even if you work for a long time, and you are most likely to be unemployed or move into non-economic activity.

[Joo Won/Head of Economic Research Department, Hyundai Economic Research Institute: First of all, there are not many jobs that meet the needs of young people.

Behind the statistics of the all-time high employment rate, there are young people who are forced into precarious jobs and cannot escape.

As a result, it is pointed out that youth employment measures should be improved in a way that allows them to build their careers and develop themselves.

(VF : Kim Young-rae)