CJ Group has been found to have led in job creation among the top 30 conglomerates in Korea, along with its contribution to helping its employees give equal time to both the company and their household duties, improving the quality of their lives. The group set up a system whereby its employees can work only six hours daily just before and after the start of primary school in the fall so they can take good care of their children.
The group also extended paternity leave by two weeks with pay while female employees can shorten their work day to six hours between the 12th and 36th week of the pregnancy. The group also saw the number of employees on its payroll increase 4,417 in a year from 2015, standing at 65,075 as of the end of 2016.
CJ Foodsville, one of its major affiliates, says 20 percent of its sales revenue goes to the salaries of its employees, compared to 10 percent for its competitors.
If a customer spends about 50,000 won on food at its restaurants, 10,000 won should be set aside for the company’s personnel expenses because dining-out is counted as a must for “people business” these days, and so many people are needed to run such an operation.
In fact, to add a new Vips restaurant, a total of 100 new employees are needed to run it, equivalent to four small companies. Looking for a location and decision on the kinds of food to be served at the new eatery are another matter that need careful attention.
The cultural content business, one of the major businesses of the group, is also a key job creator, needing writers, performers and producers. It also requires professionals not normally needed for average cultural pieces depending on the contents.
CJ CGV will open the ‘Film Community Center (Rumah Film Indonesia)’ at CGV Cinemas JWalk in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The ‘Film Community Center’ is a space of cultural communication for the Indonesian filmdom and a comfortable place for relaxation. It is also intended to help local filmmakers with filmmaking and screening in various ways.
The community center consists of a cinema library, a lounge and a seminar room, where movie lovers can gain inspiration and relax. As screens, projectors and sound systems are installed in each space, various film classes and programs can be carried out. The cinema library has a total of 300 books, e.g. literary and art books which were turned into movies, and movie books that will help people learn about film theory. In the lounge and seminar room, CJ CGV is planning to introduce various programs, such as Movie Talk and film criticism so that visitors have a space to talk about movies in depth.
Aside from this, at the ‘Art House,’ a movie theater with more than 140 seats exclusively for independent art films, visitors can watch local movies and those entered in Indonesia’s iconic film festival ‘JAFF.’ In addition to the community center operations, CJ CGV is carrying out a new project to uncover Indonesian youths dreaming of becoming filmmakers to support their film productions. For starters, the company will recruit project participants via its official social media sites and email by CGV Indonesia until Aug. 28, and select a total of 10 teams as project participants through the screening process.