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Digitalization of Gov’t Services Moved Up amid Pandemic

Digitalization of Gov’t Services Moved Up amid Pandemic

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government has brought forward the digitalization of public services, as social distancing has become a new normal and face-to-face meetings are no longer desired amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The government announced Tuesday a revised version of the digital innovation plan for public services, taking into consideration [...]

Tech Startups Bring Changes to Conservative Construction Sector

Tech Startups Bring Changes to Conservative Construction Sector

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The construction segment, traditionally considered to be somewhat conservative and manpower-reliant, is bracing for a change with more and more tech startups in queue to instill a new breath into the industry — digitalization that could boost efficiency and productivity. According to data from the Korea Institute of Startup [...]

Banks Downsize Staff, Branches by Greatest Number Since 2000

Banks Downsize Staff, Branches by Greatest Number Since 2000

SEOUL, Apr. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Local banks reduced their workforces and branch offices last year by the greatest number since 2000, with digitalization-driven downsizing accelerating, data from the financial regulator showed Sunday. The number of employees in the banking sector at the end of last year totaled 111,173, down 3,602 from the previous year, [...]