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COVID-19 Prompts Changes to Job Interview Process

COVID-19 Prompts Changes to Job Interview Process

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The spread of COVID-19 is changing the hiring process of businesses in South Korea, with the both the amount of time taken and steps in the job interview process being minimized. According to a survey conducted by recruiting platform Saramin of 451 companies, 55.4 percent of the respondents (multiple

Government’s Nuclear Phase-out Policy Responsible for Surge in Landslides ?

Government’s Nuclear Phase-out Policy Responsible for Surge in Landslides ?

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a string of landslides following heavy downpours across the country, some are blaming the solar power facilities installed on a number of mountain slopes across the country as one of primary factors behind the increase in landslides. In particular, some claim that the number of such facilities increased

Universities to Hold Online Commencement Ceremony to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Universities to Hold Online Commencement Ceremony to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, universities are preparing to hold commencement ceremonies online. Seoul National University, after cancelling all commencement ceremonies in February, is preparing to hold ceremonies online in August through a series of videos . To accommodate as many students as possible, the university

SK Telecom to Introduce ‘Drive-thru’ System for Galaxy Note 20 Launch

SK Telecom to Introduce ‘Drive-thru’ System for Galaxy Note 20 Launch

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. plans to hold an event to celebrate Samsung Electronics Co.’s new phablet Galaxy Note 20 debut via a ‘drive-thru’ service. On Thursday morning, a day before the Galaxy Note 20’s official pre-order opening, a preliminary event will be held at Bitplex

Businesses Struggle to Respond to Rising ‘Job Invention’ Disputes

Businesses Struggle to Respond to Rising ‘Job Invention’ Disputes

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Major corporations in South Korea are puzzling over how to deal with the growing number of disputes with former or incumbent employees who are claiming compensation for profits created by patents or inventions for which they made contributions. The Korea Intellectual Property Association (KINPA) and some of the nation’s

Memorial Award Honors Nepali Migrant Worker Activist

Memorial Award Honors Nepali Migrant Worker Activist

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A memorial award will be established as a tribute to late Nepali migrant worker Minod Moktan, better known as Minu who made significant contributions to the labor movement of migrant workers in South Korea. “A group of labor and civil activists wanting to honor Minu recently held a meeting

Kakao’s New Delivery Service Has Competitors on Edge

Kakao’s New Delivery Service Has Competitors on Edge

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., operator of South Korea’s largest messenger app, KakaoTalk, plans to introduce a new food delivery service, raising worries over the impact it may bring to the country’s delivery industry. NowBusking, a Korean startup that Kakao has made a significant investment in purchasing 26 percent of its shares,

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