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Incheon Airport Co.’s Hiring Plan Provokes Public Outcry over Fairness

Incheon Airport Co.’s Hiring Plan Provokes Public Outcry over Fairness

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A decision by Incheon International Airport Co. to give full employment status to temporary workers has stirred up a furious debate about a level playing field and angered some for what they called reverse discrimination. Earlier this week, the public company, one of the country’s most coveted among jobseekers, [...]

Employment Conundrum Looms Large in S. Korea with Aging Population

Employment Conundrum Looms Large in S. Korea with Aging Population

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday floated the idea of dictating that companies continue to employ workers beyond the current retirement age of 60, a move that could have far-reaching implications on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The move came amid growing need for older people to stay in the labor market longer [...]

Middle-age People Suffer Sharp Drop in Employment Rate

Middle-age People Suffer Sharp Drop in Employment Rate

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans in their forties and fifties were hit hardest by the tougher job market last year stemming from protracted corporate restructuring and an economic downturn, government data showed Sunday. The country’s employment rate — the portion of hired people to the working-age population — reached 60.7 percent in [...]