Work in Progress

Al Jazeera will spend a year following five unemployed youth, thousands of kilometres apart, as they search for work.

    Earlier updates on Yoo Ran: January

    See Yoo Ran

    Seoul, South Korea

    See Yoo Ran is 24 and graduated from the Seoul Institute of the Arts, majoring in advertising.

    After graduating, she had an opportunity to work at a production company. But the hourly wage was about $2.50, significantly less than the statutory minimum wage of $4.10. So she had a range of short-term, part-time jobs at cafes and call centres. See Yoo Ran had a part time job helping to sort documents, which ended at the end of January.

    One of See Yoo Ran’s passions is nail art. She found out that she could make more money with her skills in Australia than she could earn in South Korea. So she decided to try the working holiday program in Australia, and is learning English. She has yet to apply the program, and will do so later this year, probably in October.

    Click on the photos below for the latest updates on the five young people Al Jazeera is following:

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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