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South Korea's young tech workers clamor for better pay

Millennials expect transparency and have leverage amid competition for talent

Even though South Korea's unemployment rate has hit a 24-year high, demand for skilled tech workers remains strong.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's largest internet company, Naver, will host an unusual session on Thursday: Founder and Global Investment Officer Lee Hae-jin and CEO Han Seong-sook will attend an in-person meeting to respond to angry employees seeking answers to questions about their pay.

"We are open to talk with employees on all the issues, including bonuses," said Kwak Dae-hyun, a senior manager at Naver. "The direction will be decided after the meeting."

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