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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. [...]

S. Korea Develops New Wool Fabric Using Battery Separators

S. Korea Develops New Wool Fabric Using Battery Separators

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co., a South Korean manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, announced Monday that Right Route, an eco-friendly social enterprise sponsored by the company, has developed a high-end fabric by upcycling old EV battery separators. Lithium-ion battery separators are a core component of EV batteries, smartphones and other [...]

No Panic Buying for Korean Consumers Despite Stricter Social Distancing Measures

No Panic Buying for Korean Consumers Despite Stricter Social Distancing Measures

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite stronger social distancing measures being rolled out in South Korea resulting from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, local consumers are showing signs of no panic buying with sales at online shopping malls growing at a marginal rate. Shinsegae Co.’s integrated online shopping mall SSG.COM said that its [...]

Naver Unveils Clova Note AI Voice Recording Service

Naver Unveils Clova Note AI Voice Recording Service

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Corp. has unveiled a new artificial intelligence (AI) service that automatically converts speech, meeting notes and interviews into text. Naver launched the Clova Note service on Sunday, which creates conservation-styled text if users upload voice files or directly record their voices. After installing [...]

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 [...]