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WeWork Sees Bright Future in S. Korea, Making Aggressive Push to Expand

WeWork Sees Bright Future in S. Korea, Making Aggressive Push to Expand

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Choe Joseph, a financial consultant at Murex Korea Ltd., loves that his new office is fully set up for him and his seven colleagues at a WeWork workspace in downtown Seoul. The Paris-based software developer for financial institutions moved to WeWork Jongno Tower in November 2018 under a multi-year [...]

Eco-friendly Boilers to Become Mandatory at all Residences to Tackle Fine Dust

Eco-friendly Boilers to Become Mandatory at all Residences to Tackle Fine Dust

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Installing eco-friendly hot water boilers will become mandatory for all residences as South Korea seeks to reduce airborne fine dust. The South Korean Ministry of Environment said on Tuesday that a subcommittee at the National Assembly held a meeting to discuss the mandatory installation of eco-friendly boilers. It is [...]

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will install 50,000 Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensors throughout the capital city by 2022 to collect information on fine dust, traffic and other things related to citizens’ lives. The Seoul government will also introduce chatbots to its 120 Dasan Call Center [...]

1st Foreign Graduates from Armed Forces Nursing Academy Dream of Becoming ‘Nightingale of Mongolia’

1st Foreign Graduates from Armed Forces Nursing Academy Dream of Becoming ‘Nightingale of Mongolia’

SEOUL, Mar. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The commission and graduation ceremony at the South Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy was held on Monday in Daejeon. At the ceremony, a total of 82 individuals were commissioned as nursing officers. The first foreign graduates from the academy were also honored. Zaya (24) and Solongo (24) from Mongolia [...]

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that it will be providing 2,597 foreign seasonal workers to 41 local authorities across the nation. Foreign seasonal workers, holders of C-4 short-term working visas, will be coming to South Korea to work at designated farms for a maximum duration [...]

Job Openings Fall to 88-month Low, Making it Harder for People to Find Work

Job Openings Fall to 88-month Low, Making it Harder for People to Find Work

SEOUL, Mar. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Job openings in South Korea dropped to an 88-month low on the last working day of January, a clear testament to the difficulties facing people trying to find work, state statistics showed Sunday. The Korean Statistical Information Service said that nationwide job openings for businesses with one or more [...]

Cheong Wa Dae Shuts Down Parking Lot as Fine Dust Blankets Korean Peninsula

Cheong Wa Dae Shuts Down Parking Lot as Fine Dust Blankets Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – On Thursday morning, the parking lot at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae was almost completely empty. There were only two cars parked, as if they had been parked the day before, and there was a sign that read ‘parking lot closed’ blocking the entrance. The President’s Chief of Staff, Noh [...]

Fine Dust Can Infiltrate the Skin: Study

Fine Dust Can Infiltrate the Skin: Study

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As one of some of the worst air pollution ever has swept across South Korea for six straight days, many people are particularly concerned for their health. A recent study revealed that continuous exposure to ultrafine dust can infiltrate facial pores and quicken the aging process, resulting in facial [...]