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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 [...]

Police Record Largest-Ever Bust of Drugs Smuggled into S. Korea

Police Record Largest-Ever Bust of Drugs Smuggled into S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean police said Monday they have busted the largest-ever operation to smuggle drugs into the country, a scheme they say involves Taiwanese and Japanese organized crime rings and Korean dealers. Six people were arrested in the attempted trafficking of 112 kilograms of methamphetamine, an amount that is enough to be [...]

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has enacted a law aimed at requiring operators of daycare centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering injuries after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korea Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised Road and Traffic Law, the driver of [...]