So I looked up those exemptions in the article, and that created more questions. The first:
Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Article 46
Text of Article 46
I think paragraph 1 is the list of jobs, and paragraph 3 is the last paragraph, so what restriction does paragraph 2 still place? If a job requires that a foreigner have 2 years of experience, does that still apply? Am I misunderstanding paragraphs?
Does having an open work permit exempt me from all of the Employment Service Act?
basically, yes. The restrictions on foreigners are mostly related to getting a work permit, and by holding your own permit, you are exempted most of the restrictions, if not all, I believe.
I didn’t realize that after 5 years of employment, foreigners (employers) are exempted from the restriction of job categories. Employers still need to get a work permit, so I’m not sure how it works, though.