On the morning of January 6, Kang Min Kyung posted a long message on her Instagram to personally address the controversy over allegedly underpaying employees in a shopping clothing mall operated by her after she shared a job posting for an experienced worker with an annual salary of 25 million won ($19,600), which she stated as a mistake and explained that the job posting was for inexperienced workers and apologized for her mistake and promised to keep working hard.
Check out Kang Min Kyung’s full message below!
Earlier on the same day, Kang Min Kyung, who runs the clothing business along with her singing career, recently posted a job posting on her Instagram story. The announcement said that college graduates were required to have three to seven years of experience for CS, a fashion brand shopping mall, but the annual salary listed for the applicants was only 25 million won ($19,600).
With the minimum hourly wage of 9,620 won ($ 7.5) in 2023, controversy arose over “low pay” for career workers, which is no different from the minimum hourly wage. After the posting, the singer was heavily criticized by the public for underpaying the employees.
Meanwhile, Kang Min Kyung founded Abiemua, a women’s fashion brand, in 2020. Last year, she purchased a 6.5 billion won building in Mapo-gu, Seoul, and the building will be used as an office for fashion brands in operation.
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