Korean Government is ‘rushed’ by Silver Job Fair applicants

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In Korea a recent survey revealed just 27% of people aged 60+ had made adequate funds to retire on. Traditionally Koreans live with their children as they age – but now only 48% of people 65+ do that (remarkable by Australian standards). The Government is now holding ‘Silver Job Fairs’, where jobs for older Koreans are offered. At a recent fair in Seoul 30,000 people attended to apply for the 4,700 government jobs and 2,000 private jobs offered. Skills required include text messaging.