The MOEL announced the revision of the Act of Foreign Workers Employment , etc. and it will take effect from July 2 this year.
Foreign workers who worked in Korea for 4 years and 10 months of the legal working period can re-enter Korea 3 months later after depart Korea. This permission is given only once and if they are allowed re-enter Korea, they can work for another 4 years and 10 months again.
Foreign workers who want to be re-hired should not have changed their workplace while they were hired in Korea(4 years & 10 months) and they should work at the workplace or in the businesses that are considered by the Foreign Workforce Policy Committee that it is difficult to recruit domestic workers, given their business types or sizes.