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S. Korea Facing Critical Shortage of Farm Laborers as Coronavirus Disrupts International Travel

S. Korea Facing Critical Shortage of Farm Laborers as Coronavirus Disrupts International Travel

HAENAM, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus outbreak is dealing a significant blow to farming and fishing villages across South Korea. While foreign workers are responsible for 80 to 90 percent of the labor force in these villages, there is a marked shortage workers this year as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the globe, prompting [...]

Seoul City Launches Mask Exchange Program

Seoul City Launches Mask Exchange Program

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is launching a “Good-hearted Mask” campaign to help increase the stocks of KF80 or KF94 masks available to health care workers and other vulnerable citizens. Individuals donating KF80 or KF94 masks will receive a “Good-hearted Mask” set consisting of cotton masks and portable hand sanitizer. [...]

Seoul City Introducing Onsite Dispatch of Stenographers for the Hearing-impaired

Seoul City Introducing Onsite Dispatch of Stenographers for the Hearing-impaired

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will implement a “text-translation service” in which a stenographer will help people with a hearing impairment to communicate to land a job, navigate their career and practice self-development. The plan calls for sending a “text interpreter” – a stenographer – to help the hearing-impaired communicate [...]

Seoul City Opens Psychological Support Center to Reduce Fear of Coronavirus

Seoul City Opens Psychological Support Center to Reduce Fear of Coronavirus

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Wednesday that it will be establishing a psychological support center to reduce fear and anxiety among residents toward the coronavirus. Dr. Kim Hyun-soo, head of the Seoul Suicide Prevention Center, will spearhead the new organization, joined by doctors and art therapists. The center announced [...]