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Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

Ruling Party and Opposition Divided on “Phasing Out” of Nuclear Power

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling party and its opposition clashed once again regarding President Moon Jae-in’s “nuclear power phase out” plan during the national audit regarding the issue by lawmakers within the National Assembly’s Trade, Industry, Energy, SMEs, and Startups Committee. Ruling party lawmakers lauded President Moon’s policy on phasing out nuclear [...]

More Companies Switching to Blind Hiring for New Recruits

More Companies Switching to Blind Hiring for New Recruits

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More local companies are switching to blind hiring for new recruits, looking more at qualifications for required skills rather than alma mater, hometowns and language proficiency, an analysis indicated Wednesday. According to the Korea Economic Research Institute, the surveyed firms mostly adopted blind hiring for select positions. Lotte Department [...]

76 pct of Luxury Imported Vehicles Registered for Corporate Use

76 pct of Luxury Imported Vehicles Registered for Corporate Use

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 7 out of 10 luxury imported vehicles selling for more than 100 million won each have been registered under corporate entities, prompting critics to call for an investigation to verify whether the vehicles have been inappropriately registered for the purpose of evading taxes. According to data submitted [...]

Seoul Opens Korea’s First Emotional Labor Protection Agency

Seoul Opens Korea’s First Emotional Labor Protection Agency

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul plans to open the Center for Protection of Rights of Emotional Workers on October 16 near Anguk station to collect complaints and run therapeutic programs for emotional workers. Emotional labor refers to a type of work that involves engaging with customers without revealing one’s feelings. Call center employees, [...]

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) will come up with measures to tackle widespread irregularities in private kindergartens next week, a party official said Tuesday. They plan to hold a closed-door meeting Sunday amid growing public uproar sparked by revelations of preschool owners’ corruption by a lawmaker [...]