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29 Afghan Evacuees Find Jobs at Hyundai Heavy

29 Afghan Evacuees Find Jobs at Hyundai Heavy

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Twenty-nine Afghan evacuees airlifted to South Korea last year have been hired by a subcontractor of the shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., leading to their departure Monday from the government-provided temporary residence, officials said. The newly hired and their family members, totaling 157 people from 29 households, will move [...]

Employment in Agriculture, Fishery Sectors Up Due to Economic Slump from Pandemic

Employment in Agriculture, Fishery Sectors Up Due to Economic Slump from Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of persons employed in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors has increased due to the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a report showed Sunday. The monthly average number of people employed in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors totaled 1.45 million last year, up 50,000 [...]

Use of Robots Results in ‘Meaningful’ Decline in Human Labor Demand in Manufacturing: BOK Report

Use of Robots Results in ‘Meaningful’ Decline in Human Labor Demand in Manufacturing: BOK Report

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Expanded use of robots has resulted in a “meaningful” decline in demand for human labor in the manufacturing industry while replacing mostly “routine” and “repetitive” jobs, a central bank report said Wednesday. The Bank of Korea’s report was based on data related to introduction of robots in industries and [...]

Young S. Koreans Suffer Greater Employment Strain During Pandemic

Young S. Koreans Suffer Greater Employment Strain During Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans suffered more severe employment shock than older people during the pandemic and fresh college and high school graduates faced greater difficulty in finding jobs, a report showed Friday. The employment rate for Koreans aged 15-34 reached 50.5 percent in January, down from 52.8 percent a year [...]