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Soaring Grain Prices Put Most Smaller Food Firms in a Fix: Poll

Soaring Grain Prices Put Most Smaller Food Firms in a Fix: Poll

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 8 in 10 smaller food firms in South Korea have taken a hit from sky-high international grain prices caused by extreme weather events and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a poll showed Tuesday. The survey of 213 small and medium-sized food firms showed 82.6 percent of the respondents [...]

Eight Out of 10 Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims Face Retaliation: Report

Eight Out of 10 Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims Face Retaliation: Report

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — More than eight out of 10 people who reported sexual harassment at the workplace said they suffered from some form of retaliation, a civic group reported Thursday. Gapjil 119, which campaigns against workplace abuses, announced its analysis of the 205 reports it received from abuse victims between January 2021 [...]

Half of Older Adults in Seoul Have No Experience Using Kiosks: Survey

Half of Older Adults in Seoul Have No Experience Using Kiosks: Survey

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Half of older adults in Seoul have no experience using digital kiosks, a survey showed Monday, despite a rising number of businesses adopting such self-service electronic machines amid the pandemic. The poll released by the Seoul Digital Foundation, a digital arm of the city government, showed 45.8 percent of [...]

Over Half of 20-somethings Don’t Plan to Have Children After Marriage: Poll

Over Half of 20-somethings Don’t Plan to Have Children After Marriage: Poll

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of single 20-somethings in South Korea do not want to have babies after marriage due apparently to concerns over high child-rearing costs in the country, a poll showed Monday. According to a survey reported in a monthly economic journal by the state-run Korea Development Institute, 52.4 [...]