SurplusGLOBAL will hire developmentally disabled people at its semiconductor equipment cluster that will start construction next year in June, the company said.
The South Korean company signed an MOU with Korea Employment Agency for Persons with Disabilities (KEAD) at its headquarters in Osan to set-up a model workplace for disabled people, or “subsidiary-type standard workplace for disabled.”
The pair aims to show a model workplace where a parent company will hire disabled people for its new subsidiaries. Such a model that other companies can emulate will boost their brand image and fulfill corporate social responsibility, SurplusGLOBAL said.
The South Korean used equipment seller will set-up the workplace within the second half of 2020 and hire up to 15 disabled people by the end of 2021.
SurplusGLOBAL will form a consortium with other companies that will set up shop at the cluster for the workplace.
It will lead to quality jobs for disabled people, the company said.
SurplusGLOBAL CEO Bruce Kim said providing work for developmentally disabled people will bring happiness to their families and its the best welfare. The cluster will have book cafes, cafeterias and convenience stores, as well as have jobs open for cleaning and operation duties that can use disabled people, Kim said, and the company will work to create various jobs for them.
SurplusGLOBAL’s semiconductor equipment cluster will span an area of 68,000 meter square and will begin construction on June, 2021.