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Parcel Delivery Workers Threaten to Refuse to Sort Parcels in Protest of Overwork

Parcel Delivery Workers Threaten to Refuse to Sort Parcels in Protest of Overwork

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Some 4,000 parcel delivery workers will refuse to sort parcels in protest of heavy workloads ahead of the Chuseok holiday, a civic advocacy group said Thursday. The civic task force working for the rights of delivery workers and associated with the progressive Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) said [...]

Illegal Foreign Residents in a COVID-19 Blind Spot

Illegal Foreign Residents in a COVID-19 Blind Spot

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners staying illegally in South Korea, who are rapidly growing in number, are increasingly seen as stuck in a COVID-19 blind spot. According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of foreigners detained at the immigration detention centers in Hwaseong in Gyeonggi province and in Cheongju in North Chungcheong [...]

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

Telcos Bolster Education Content for Remote Learning amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major telecom companies are beefing up their education content to ride on a trend of remote learning amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, industry insiders said Saturday, as they release services using advanced IT solutions. The resurgence of COVID-19 has forced schools to suspend in-person classes. In the [...]

Samsung to Benefit from Huawei Ban in Long Run: Analysts

Samsung to Benefit from Huawei Ban in Long Run: Analysts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is likely to benefit from U.S. sanctions on Chinese tech titan Huawei Technologies Co. in the long run, analysts here said Friday. The U.S. sanctions, which ban the supply of semiconductors made with American equipment or software to Huawei without prior approval from Washington, are set [...]

Elementary Students Lose Chance to Improve Social Skills with Social Distancing a Priority in Classrooms

Elementary Students Lose Chance to Improve Social Skills with Social Distancing a Priority in Classrooms

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — With the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is becoming a priority in elementary schools, posing difficulties to teachers and students alike. As elementary schools began online classes due to coronavirus concerns, most outdoor play activities such as hide-and-seek and soccer were halted. Teachers are striving to come up with [...]

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

S. Korea Ofering Services to Address ‘Corona Blues’

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has been offering a range of services to help people cope with stress and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. The move comes as an increasing number of South Koreans are suffering from the “corona blues,” which refers to depression caused by the coronavirus outbreak [...]

BTS’ Billboard Win Expected to Create Economic Effect Worth 1.7 tln Won

BTS’ Billboard Win Expected to Create Economic Effect Worth 1.7 tln Won

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — An estimated 1.7 trillion won (US$1.43 billion) worth of economic effect is expected to be created by K-pop sensation BTS’ conquest of the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week, government data showed Monday. Last week, BTS debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart with its latest English-language [...]