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Date : April 26, 2021
North Korea is recruiting laborers for construction sites abroad
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North Korea is currently recruiting laborers to send to construction sites abroad

North Korea is in the midst of recruiting laborers to send abroad as part of full-fledged efforts to earn foreign currency. The authorities are recruiting laborers in major North Korean cities such as Pyongyang to be sent to China, Russia, Qatar, Iran and other countries “friendly” to North Korea.

These laborers are being recruited by the country’s External Construction Bureau, and recruitment efforts are focused on men in their 30s and 40s who will be sent to construction projects abroad, the source said.

The source pointed out, however, that potential recruits may find it harder to be selected for overseas jobs than before. The criteria to be selected has reportedly been strengthened due to a recent incident (article in Korean) where 11 North Korean laborers working in Russia defected to South Korea. ......

[Source: Daily NK]