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40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

40 pct of Delivery Drivers Work Over 14 Hours per Day During Peak Season

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — About 40 percent of parcel delivery drivers in South Korea work more than 14 hours a day during peak seasons, government data showed Tuesday. The labor ministry released its study on the work conditions and health of couriers following a recent series of deaths of workers apparently from overwork. [...]

Failed Small Business Owners Open Second Chapter in Life as Baristas

Failed Small Business Owners Open Second Chapter in Life as Baristas

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea held a completion ceremony Monday for the 2nd ‘Starbucks Restart Program,’ a training program designed to support the comeback of failed small business owners. For a group of failed small business owners who had no option but to shut down their businesses, Starbucks offered training twice in [...]

E-scooter Firms to Limit Service for Unlicensed Minors Despite Revised Law

E-scooter Firms to Limit Service for Unlicensed Minors Despite Revised Law

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric scooter sharing companies in South Korea will continue to prohibit unlicensed minors from using their services despite a new law easing the minimum age requirements, joining government-led efforts to address safety concerns, the transport ministry said Monday. Local e-scooter sharing platforms currently offer their services to customers aged [...]

Seoul City Introduces Small Public Bikes for Younger Population

Seoul City Introduces Small Public Bikes for Younger Population

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government said Monday it has made small public bicycles available for younger populations aged 13 years or older. Starting Monday, younger users have access to smaller and lighter “Ttaereungyi” in the eastern wards of Songpa and Gangdong, as well as the northwestern Eunpyeong Ward. “Ttaereungyi” are [...]