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LG Uplus Offers ‘Non-Marriage’ Grant, First in Industry

LG Uplus Offers ‘Non-Marriage’ Grant, First in Industry

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, said Thursday it will offer a “non-marriage” grant, similar to the company’s existing “marriage” grant, a first among large companies in the country. According to the company, the non-marriage grant system will take effect from the beginning of next year, [...]

Major Firms Spend Big on Welcome Gifts to Secure High-caliber Talent

Major Firms Spend Big on Welcome Gifts to Secure High-caliber Talent

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — With the passing of a hiring freeze brought on by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea’s major companies have resumed open recruiting in full swing this year, with their welcome gifts for new employees drawing significant attention. CJ ENM’s commerce division prepared Apple Watch models as welcome [...]

Number of Employees in Delivery Sector Rises in H1 amid Protracted Pandemic

Number of Employees in Delivery Sector Rises in H1 amid Protracted Pandemic

SEJONG, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of employees in the delivery industry increased on-year in the first half of 2022, data showed Tuesday, amid growing demand for such services due to the prolonged pandemic. The couriers and messengers industry hired 311,000 people in the January-June period, up 52,000 from a year earlier, according [...]

12 pct of Small Business Employees Paid Less than Minimum Wage: Poll

12 pct of Small Business Employees Paid Less than Minimum Wage: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1 in 10 individuals working at businesses with fewer than five employees are paid less than the minimum wage, a poll showed Monday. The Federation of Korean Trade Unions conducted a survey of 470 people working at small businesses with fewer than five employees, which showed that [...]

Majority of Shipyard Workers are ‘Non-Affiliated’ Employees: Data

Majority of Shipyard Workers are ‘Non-Affiliated’ Employees: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — About 6 out of 10 workers at South Korean shipbuilding companies turned out to be “non-affiliated” employees of subcontractors rather than the shipbuilders that use their services, government data showed Thursday. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, there were around 5.2 million regular workers hired by the [...]