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Over Half of University Students and Salaried Workers Are Interested in Becoming Civil Servants

Over Half of University Students and Salaried Workers Are Interested in Becoming Civil Servants

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – With employment stability rapidly becoming one of the most important considerations for those seeking a job, more than half of the university students and salaried workers in South Korea are eyeing the idea of becoming a civil servant. According to a recent online survey conducted by the Korea TOEIC [...]

South Korean Pensioners Receive Only 24% of Income as Retirement Benefits

South Korean Pensioners Receive Only 24% of Income as Retirement Benefits

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A new report has revealed that South Koreans on average receive pension benefits that are significantly lower than the average income in the country before retirement, making the lives of retirees harder for those who rely on pensions. According to an audit report on the national pension system released [...]

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

Temporary Employees More Prone to Depression, Suicidal Impulses

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – One out of 7 temporary workers have experienced depression, almost twice as high as those holding regular positions, a study showed Tuesday.  The prevalence for depression was 13.1 percent among irregular workers, whose job conditions are far less favorable than for permanent workers and have to constantly worry about [...]

Over 10 pct of Regular Workers Think They Are Temps: Report

Over 10 pct of Regular Workers Think They Are Temps: Report

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 10 percent of full-time workers in South Korea consider themselves as nonregular employees because of poor working conditions, a report said Monday. According to the report by the Korea Labor Institute, 10.7 percent of South Korea’s regular workers believe they are temporary employees owing to long work [...]

South Korea Sees New Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Amid Growing Chemical Fears

South Korea Sees New Demand for Eco-Friendly Products Amid Growing Chemical Fears

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – If there was one thing that South Koreans took away from the Oxy Reckitt Benckiser crisis, it was the devastating effects of chemical substances found in everyday products.  The scandal dates back a decade, when polyhexamethylene guanidine (PHMG), a substance that was used in commercial humidifier sterilizing agents, was discovered to [...]

Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho Loses Appeal over DUI Sentencing; Big League Career in Jeopardy

Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho Loses Appeal over DUI Sentencing; Big League Career in Jeopardy

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Beleaguered major league infielder Kang Jung-ho on Thursday lost his appeal of an earlier drunk driving sentence, a development that puts his playing career in jeopardy. The Seoul Central District Court rejected Kang’s appeal and upheld an eight-month sentence from March, which was suspended for two years, for leaving [...]

‘Gay Witch-Hunt’ Victim Jailed for 2 Years Despite Protests

‘Gay Witch-Hunt’ Victim Jailed for 2 Years Despite Protests

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a series of protests calling for his release, the South Korean army captain at the center of a controversial ‘gay inquest’ in the army was sentenced to two years in prison this Tuesday after a verdict was reached at the country’s general military court. The captain, whose name is [...]