Ministry of Employment and Labor

South Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL, 고용노동부) is a cabinet-level ministry overseeing labor affairs. Its predecessor agency, the Division of Labor, was established under the direction of the Minister of Social Affairs (사회부장관) on 11 November 1948.[1] It was upgraded to a cabinet ministry on 8 April 1981.[2]

Ministry of Employment and Labor
고용노동부
雇傭勞動部
Goyong nodong-bu
Agency overview
FormedNovember 11, 1948
Preceding agencies
  • Division of Labor, Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Ministry of Labor
JurisdictionGovernment of South Korea
HeadquartersMinistry of Employment and Labor, Building #11, Government Complex-Sejong, 422, Hanuridae-ro, Sejong Special Self-Governing City, Republic of Korea (339-012)
Ministers responsible
  • Lee Jae-kap, Minister of Employment and Labor
  • Im Seo-Jeong, Vice Minister
WebsiteOfficial Ministry of Employment and Labor website in English

The headquarters are located in Building #11 of the Sejong Government Complex in Sejong City.[3] Previously the headquarters were located in Buildings 1 and 3 of the Government Complex II in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province.[4]

Work

Major tasks include the establishment of policies related to employment, establishment and management of policies related to industrial insurance, the establishment and management of policies related to industrial insurance, the establishment of policies related to occupational capacity development, employment equality with work and family compatibility, and the establishment of policies related to labor conditions.[5]

References

  1. 노동부 노동부소개 노동부는 연혁 - 1947-1963, South Korea: Ministry of Labor, retrieved 2009-12-09
  2. 노동부 노동부소개 노동부는 연혁 - 1981-현재, South Korea: Ministry of Labor, retrieved 2009-12-09
  3. "MOEL Headquarter." (Archive)Ministry of Employment and Labor. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Ministry of Employment and Labor, Building #11, Government Complex-Sejong, 422, Hanuridae-ro, Sejong Special Self-Governing City, Republic of Korea (339-012) "
  4. "Location." () Ministry of Employment and Labor. April 26, 2013. Retrieved on January 1, 2014. "Address 427-718 Ministry of Employment and Labor. Government Complex II, 47 Gwanmun-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea"
  5. "Ministry of Employment and Labor(MOEL)". doopedia.
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