Hire your remote team in North-Korea

Only 399 EUR per employee per month

Hiring a remote team in a country as North-Korea comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in North-Korea. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in North-Korea with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in North-Korea, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in North-Korea effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in Korea (Democratic People's Republic of).

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Korea (Democratic People's Republic of).

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) or individually hire remote employees in Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record Korea (Democratic People's Republic of) services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in North-Korea

South Korea is one of the few countries in the world that has gone from being a low-income country to having one of the most successful economies in just five decades. Its highly developed mixed economy has significantly contributed to its GDP growth. South Korea's small population, rising literacy rate, and stable political system have resulted in systematic development of the country. Its export-oriented economy has fueled the country's overall growth, resulting in annual GDP growth of around 7.3% from 1960 to 2019.

4. Cost of living in North-Korea

South Korea's cost of living is $1062, which is 1.14 times higher than the global average. South Korea ranked 53rd out of 197 countries in terms of cost of living and 20th in terms of quality of life.

5. Cost of renting in North-Korea

Given the lifestyle prevalent in the region's cities, living in South Korea can range from affordable to expensive. South Korea, on the other hand, is not cheap in comparison to other Asian countries. Especially in housing, the cost would be in the middle, neither too high nor too low. Expats can expect to spend between 30 and 40% of their monthly income on a nice place to live in South Korea. The price also varies according to location.

The cost of renting a house in the country can vary depending on its size and location. City areas are typically more expensive. When the cost of living and basic amenities is high, the rent may automatically rise. A one-bedroom apartment may cost around $592 per month, while a three-bedroom apartment may cost around $1547 per month.

6. Major industries in North-Korea

Export-led industrialization has created opportunities for the establishment of some of South Korea's most profitable industries. A well-educated population and skilled workers are responsible for the abundance of job opportunities and investment opportunities now available in South Korea.

- The electronics industry is a major industry in South Korea. Korea is now the third largest producer of microchips, and its production of electronic consumer goods is reaching new heights on a daily basis. Some of the most important areas of production in the industry are visual products and home appliances. Because of its low production costs, South Korea has become one of the world's leading exporters of technology products.

- South Korea's automobile industry is the fifth largest producer of passenger cars today, employing 12% of the total workforce. This is a very profitable industry for expats looking to relocate or find new career opportunities because the scarcity of domestic workers means an abundance of job opportunities for expats with this skill set.

- South Korea is a shipbuilding industry leader in terms of production and manufacturing. It controls the majority of the global market. Its technological expertise and high-value-added products have resulted in the country securing 43% of the contracts in this industry globally.

7. Hiring cost in North-Korea

Given its large and thriving economy, skilled workers, and current political situation, South Korea is ideal for business expansion. However, there are numerous factors that businesses must consider before beginning the hiring process, such as

- Recruitment cost

- Salary and insurance cost

- Orientation and training cost

The hiring cost will also vary according to the industry-specific job profiles.

8. Employment laws North-Korea

All labor and employment laws apply to all foreign nationals and expats, according to the rules and regulations. All employees are legally protected under the country's laws. Some of the major laws and regulations enacted by the government to protect and govern employee rights are as follows:

- The Labor Standards Act (LSA) – This law regulates the minimum wage conditions for all workers across different fields. It mandates the following for every company: Employment contracts, Collective bargaining agreements, and ROE (Rules of employment.

- Article 32 of the constitution ensures–

- Special protection for working minors

- Forbids gender discrimination at workplaces.

- Preferential work opportunities for military personnel.

- Regulated working conditions to ensure human dignity.

- Employee Retirement Security Act

- Grants and incentives assigned to – Unemployed, aged, veterans, disabled and interns.

- Labor Union and Labor relations Adjustment Act

9. Top skills North-Korea

South Korea's strategic and forward-thinking economic strategy makes it one of the most lucrative job markets. Its highly developed mixed economy necessitates skilled professionals in a variety of fields to increase revenue.

Major areas which have witnessed a recent growth rate

- Teaching

- Public Relations

- Aerospace Engineers

- Content Writing

- Sales and Marketing

The country's major cities have been thriving in various sectors that provide opportunities for job seekers.

- Seoul is South Korea's capital and the country's largest metropolis. It is a technological center. Seoul's main industries include electronics, automobile manufacturing, telecommunications, and chemicals. The annual salary here is approximately $46,338.

- Jeju Island: It is South Korea's largest island. The tourism industry is the main contributor to the economy, and the island is known as "South Korea's Hawaii." The average annual salary in this area is $49,826.

- Busan: Busan is South Korea's second-most populous city. It is known as South Korea's cultural, educational, and economic center. Manufacturing, agriculture, fishing, and construction are the main industries. The average annual salary in this area is $45,540.

10. Economic landscape in North-Korea

The country has also reached new heights of achievement in the investment and banking sectors, contributing approximately 34.7% to overall economic growth. Because the country derives little benefit from its natural resources, it maximizes profits by producing some of the best electronic, automobile, and shipbuilding goods. South Korea is a major global producer of telecommunications and consumer electronics. South Korea's household saving ratio is relatively high, and rising investments and expansion in macroeconomic policy promise high economic returns. The economy is likely to pick up steam as the government decides to reduce the regulatory burden on economic activity.

11. Market size in North-Korea

Because the country's rugged topography contributes little to overall GDP growth, the country's gradual transformation to an industrial-based society has been quite beneficial to the population. With the world becoming more digitized and urbanization taking over the agricultural sector, the South Korean economy is a potential market for lucrative job profiles and excellent growth opportunities. Today, the country is one of the largest manufacturers of electronic goods. As a result, it requires skilled workers and qualified experts to aid in production and increase the overall revenue of various industries.

12. Minimum wage in North-Korea

The KIC Labor Law stipulates that North Korean workers must be paid a minimum of U.S $50 per month. Their hourly rate is $0.25.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in North-Korea?

Establishing an entity in North-Korea to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in North-Korea has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into North-Korea simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in North-Korea give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in North-Korea via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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