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Samsung to Hire 40,000 in $205 Billion Three-Year Spree

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WATCH: South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group has unveiled a 240 trillion won ($205 billion) expansion plan. Sohee Kim reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Samsung Group has unveiled a 240 trillion won ($205 billion) expansion that will entail hiring 40,000 people over three years, a sprawling investment blueprint intended to build the South Korean conglomerate’s lead in next-generation technologies.

Samsung Electronics Co. and affiliates like Samsung Biologics aim to lead research and spending in areas from telecommunications and robotics to corporate acquisitions. The country’s largest conglomerate is setting aside 180 trillion won for its home country alone and now aims to hire another 10,000 people over the period, on top of 30,000 new jobs already planned, the group said in a statement. Samsung Electronics’ shares finished Tuesday 3.1% higher.