POSCO gives preference to those from the 1st Marine Corps when recruiting new employees this year

On the 18th, POSCO announced on the 18th that 15,000 employees of POSCO and its partners continued flood damage recovery work at Pohang Works in September of last year. The photo shows Pohang Works employees performing activities to restore underground facilities in the rolling area (thick plate factory) of Pohang Works, which was severely damaged by flooding. / Courtesy of POSCO

When hiring new employees this year, POSCO gives preferential treatment to Marine Corps graduates. This is to thank the Marine Corps for helping with restoration work after POSCO Pohang Works suffered flood damage last year.

According to the industry on the 17th, POSCO recently sent an official letter to the 1st Marine Corps regarding the recruitment schedule for the first half of this year and information on preferential treatment. During the hiring process for new employees in the first and second half of this year, POSCO decided to immediately give the first interview opportunity to those recommended by the division head.

POSCO’s new recruitment process is a total of four steps: document screening, personality/aptitude test (PAT), first interview (job competency evaluation), and second interview (value suitability evaluation), and the document screening and personality/aptitude test are exempted. Recruitment positions include management engineers (university graduates) and production technology positions (regardless of academic background). The new management engineer job group is scheduled to join the company in July, and the production technology job group is scheduled to join the company in May. Only those who are expected to be discharged before the start date can apply.

A POSCO official explained, “We decided to temporarily apply preferential treatment to express our gratitude to the Marine Corps for their efforts in recovering from flood damage caused by Typhoon Hinnamno last year.”

POSCO’s Pohang Steelworks was flooded for the first time since its foundation when Naengcheon, a nearby river, overflowed in the aftermath of a typhoon in September of last year, and all processes came to a halt. POSCO employees, as well as marines and volunteers, sweated hard for restoration, and in January of this year, after 135 days of flooding, the Pohang Works was able to fully operate.