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Top Bakery Franchise Ordered to Recruit Outsourced Workers

Top Bakery Franchise Ordered to Recruit Outsourced Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire ) – The government ordered South Korea’s biggest bakery franchise Thursday to directly hire over 5,000 outsourced bakers and staff members at its franchisees, as it has breached the labor law that forbids a franchiser from training and supervising contracted workers. The Ministry of Labor and Employment has given Paris Baguette a correction order to recruit 5,378 employees at 3,396 franchise stores who [...]

PM Appeals for Support for Construction of Schools for Handicapped Students

PM Appeals for Support for Construction of Schools for Handicapped Students

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon appealed to the public Thursday to put aside selfish interests and support the construction of schools for handicapped students wherever they are necessary following a sensational photo showing parents of students with disabilities kneeling before opponents and begging for support. It was the scene of a meeting of residents held in a western Seoul neighborhood early this month [...]

Sechskies Returns with 1st Full-Length Album in 18 Years

Sechskies Returns with 1st Full-Length Album in 18 Years

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Yonhap) – Sechskies, an iconic ’90s K-pop band who made a surprise comeback last year, released its fifth full-length album on Thursday. “If last year’s songs were previews, this time around it’s as if we’re restarting all over with the fans,” lead singer Kang Sung-hoon said during a press conference for the band’s new album ”Another Light” at CGV Cheongdam [...]

Tourism Industry Put to Test During Chuseok Holiday

Tourism Industry Put to Test During Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – With the 10 day-long Chuseok holiday fast approaching, the South Korean tourism industry finds itself at a critical turning point, with millions of South Koreans deciding between traveling around the country and going abroad. This year’s much anticipated Chuseok holiday, South Korea’s Thanksgiving celebration, is one of the longest in [...]

Uber Launches Car Pool Service in Seoul For Diversification

Uber Launches Car Pool Service in Seoul For Diversification

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday launched its car pool service in South Korea from which it sees a “big opportunity.” The uberSHARE car pool service comes after Uber launched the restaurant delivery app UberEATS last month as it seeks to diversify its business portfolio in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. The “eco-friendly and affordable” car pool service, initially available inSeoul, will help alleviate traffic congestion during commuting hours, [...]

LPGA’s Rookie Sensation Most Eager to Win Scoring Title

LPGA’s Rookie Sensation Most Eager to Win Scoring Title

YANGJU, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – In pursuit of multiple individual awards, LPGA Tour’s rookie sensation Park Sung-hyun said Thursday she’s most eager to grab the scoring title at the season’s end. Park, who turned 24 the same day she made the comment, is making her first Korea LPGA (KLPGA) Tour appearance in a year this week at the OK Savings Bank Se Ri Pak [...]

Talks of Nuclear Submarine Reemerge Amid Growing Threats From North Korea

Talks of Nuclear Submarine Reemerge Amid Growing Threats From North Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – With North Korea’s military provocation continuing to pose a threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula, talks of deploying a nuclear submarine in response to the ballistic missile threat have reemerged in South Korea. Amid the growing threats posed by North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles, also known as SLBM, it [...]

Majority of South Korean Retirees Make Emotional Investment Decisions

Majority of South Korean Retirees Make Emotional Investment Decisions

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study has warned that a significant number of South Korean retirees and those soon to be retired are making financial decisions emotionally during their preparation for retirement. According to the study by Prudential Life Insurance Company released on Thursday, the ‘retirement emotion quotient’ among South Koreans aged [...]

Lotte Teams Up With Kakao to Develop Mobile Kiosk Service

Lotte Teams Up With Kakao to Develop Mobile Kiosk Service

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean IT giant Kakao has announced the signing of a business agreement with Lotte to develop new artificial intelligence services, including a mobile kiosk that will allow customers to place orders at restaurants and coffeehouses without having to line up. Kakao and Lotte Data Communication Company, retail giant Lotte’s [...]

Public Corporation Develops Private Camera Hacking Protection Technology

Public Corporation Develops Private Camera Hacking Protection Technology

DAEJEON, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of hacking cases targeting home CCTV cameras reported in South Korea, a public corporation that specializes in security has revealed a new hacking protection technology. The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp, also known as KOMSCO, held a press briefing on Wednesday at [...]