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KAI recruits 700 employees this year

Posted November. 20, 2018 07:22,   

Updated November. 20, 2018 07:22


Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has announced that it has been hiring 700 new employees across all sectors including research and development (R&D) from April to the year’s end, the largest recruitment since its establishment in 1999.

Kim Jo-won, CEO and President of KAI who was appointed in October last year, has stressed the importance of talents, saying that the company could continuously grow only when its members grow and develop themselves together. Kim said that the company needed more talents for large-scale national strategic projects for KF-X, LAH/LCH, and next-generation medium satellites.

South Korea’s sole aircraft manufacturer currently has a total of 4,500 employees, 40 percent of which are working in R&D. KAI is aiming to nurture highly educated talents through a system comprised of four parts such as leadership training, job training, talent development, and self-improvement. The company has reorganized its R&D, production, management support, and sales parts in the first half of the year, and rearranged 178 job training programs. It is also planning to establish a specialized institute for aviation training.

Seok-Jun Bae eulius@donga.com