SK Group said Tuesday that it would hire sergeants who had delayed their discharge from the military amid the recent cross-border standoff between the two Koreas.
The third-largest conglomerate in S. Korea said it will preferentially employ sergeants who had applied for the postponement of their discharge from the military before the two Koreas managed to reach agreement on Tuesday morning if they apply to SK Group after completing their military service.
Deeply moved by press reports that roughly 50 sergeants had postponed their discharge amid the escalating inter-Korean tensions, SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won suggested the idea to relevant departments, according to SK Group.
“The passion and mettle shown by those sergeants will become the most important DNA of this nation’s economic growth and future. Korean society and companies should honor their spirit,” SK Group Chairman Chey said.