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COVID grounds young South Koreans' dreams of permanent positions

Job-seekers slam Incheon Airport for leaving them outside two-tier labor market

Passengers check in at the counter at Incheon airport near Seoul on March 9.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- Woo Ye-jin's dreams of a career in aviation have been grounded indefinitely.

Having majored in airline services and tourism in preparation for a cabin crew career, Woo, 26, graduated from university in February -- just as the coronavirus pandemic was shutting down economies globally. With air travel mostly halted worldwide, the outbreak has hit the aviation industry particularly hard.

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