Saturday, December 11, 2010

Penguin feeding job oversubscribed 2,200 times

More than 13,200 South Korean college students applied for six part-time job openings to feed penguins for three weeks in Australia.

Tourism Victoria of Australia, which started recruiting in October through a local job information website, said a total of 13,218 students submitted applications by the deadline, with the jobs oversubscribed 2,200 times.

Each of the six successful applicants selected by a multi-layer screening process will be given a package of benefits worth 10 million won — including free round flight tickets between Australia and South Korea and a week-long free travel program to Sydney and Melbourne — in return for feeding penguins on Phillip Island.

The 1,805-hectare island, 90 minutes from Melbourne, is well known for its diverse environment and habitats for a range of flora and fauna including endangered species. This was the second recruitment of its kind by the tourism body as part of its efforts to boost tourism to Australia.


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