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Korean with disabilities more likely to be poor and ignored

Seoul: Public offices have not made enough effort to employ socially vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities and high school graduates in recent years, according to a report, Sunday.

According to ALIO, a government-run administration information system, out of the 362 public entities only 669 people with disabilities landed a full-time job last year, which only accounts for 1.97 percent of the total recruitment pool of 33,890 people.

Currently, the government aims to maintain a 3.2 percent employment of people with disabilities in government entities.

For the last five years, disability employment has never topped the 2 percent mark.

The disability employment declined from 1.4 percent in 2014 to 1.19 percent for 2016, but since then it has been increasing, with 1.61 percent in 2017 and 1.97 percent in 2018.

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