Why young workers quit so soon?

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New employees find it hard to adapt to company culture

By Park Ji-won, Nam Hyun-woo, Baek Byung-yeul, Lee Kyung-min

Nearly one out of four new employees quit their jobs within a year, despite the high rate of youth unemployment, amid the continuing economic slowdown.

The Korea Employers Federation said in a report that 23.6 percent of new employees quit their jobs within a year in 2012, an increase of about 8 percentage points from 2010.

Jobseekers are presumed to be desperate for jobs, but many who land them find it hard to adapt to company culture.

There have been extreme cases involving attempted suicide as a result of unrelenting workplace stress.

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