SK job seekers benefit from SMS
Youths who apply for jobs in South Korea can receive details of
employment confirmation via a text message (SMS) on mobile phones.
The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment signed an agreement with
Sri Lanka Telecom-Mobitel in this regard recently. SLBFE chairman Amal
Senalankadikara said the Bureau will send the applicants details through
an SMS as soon as it receives the job agreement.
The SLBFE will also use the text message service to convey
information on visas to job applicants. The move will avoid delays and
ensure transparency in related transactions, according to the SLBFE.
The SLBFE will enhance the method to include the relaying of other
important information via SMSs to foreign job seekers. Jobs in South
Korea are popular among foreign job aspirants due to higher wages and
better employment conditions. In 2011, 9,999 applicants passed the
Korean Language proficiency test. About 2,460 have left for jobs in
South Korea this year.
Another 8,473 are in the waiting list. More than 25,000 Sri Lankans
are employed in South Korea with the annual outflow exceeding 4,000.