S. Korea to boost software talent pool by 89,000

The plan will help push the total number of software experts to around 413,000 by 2025.

South Korea will boost the talent pool in the software sector by 89,000 people by 2025 to help smaller firms in hiring software professionals.

The number is more than three times higher than the 25,000 professionals that software firms want to recruit, according to Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki.

There are currently 324,000 experts who are trained under state support programs. The plan will help push the total number of software experts to around 413,000 by 2025.

The South Korean government has campaigned for developing the software industry to help prop up the sagging economy, but smaller and venture firms are struggling to recruit software developers and web experts.


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