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3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

3 in 10 Foreign Patients Visit S. Korea for Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A significant number of foreigners visited South Korea last year to undergo plastic surgery. The Korea Health Industry Development Institute reported that 464,452 foreigners came to South Korea in 2018 to receive medical treatment, up by 16.7 percent since the previous year. Most of the foreigners received treatment from [...]

500,000 Foreigners Sign Up for State Health Insurance After New Rules Take Effect

500,000 Foreigners Sign Up for State Health Insurance After New Rules Take Effect

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Only one month has passed after the mandatory subscription to state health insurance for foreigners, and the number of subscribers has increased smoothly. However, the insurance premium collection rate for these foreigners was not high. According to the data received by Rep. Ki Dong-min from the National Health Insurance [...]

Illegally Abandoned Vehicles of Foreign Workers a Headache for Local Gov’ts

Illegally Abandoned Vehicles of Foreign Workers a Headache for Local Gov’ts

ANSAN, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments have been suffering from long-term, unauthorized vehicles that foreign workers have used and then abandoned when they were deported. In Danwon District, Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, 299 cars were found in the first half of this year alone. All the vehicles were either voluntarily disposed of or scrapped. [...]

Gov’t to Offer Incentives to Foreign Workers to Tackle Dwindling Working Population

Gov’t to Offer Incentives to Foreign Workers to Tackle Dwindling Working Population

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The government announced plans to welcome more foreign workers to address the dwindling working population in South Korea due to the low birthrate and aging society. The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Wednesday that it will introduce a new visa for highly educated, high income-earning foreigners which [...]

Average Foreign Worker Earns More than Local University Graduates

Average Foreign Worker Earns More than Local University Graduates

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The average wage of foreign workers employed at industrial sites in Busan exceeded the average first-time employment wage of college graduates in South Korea. The monthly wage per foreign worker came to 2.46 million won (US$2,060), according to a survey of 150 local manufacturers that employed foreign workers by [...]

Foreigners Comprise Half of All Workforce at Construction Sites

Foreigners Comprise Half of All Workforce at Construction Sites

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of all construction workers in South Korea are foreigners. While Koreans comprise most of the workforce in major phases of construction, tasks that involve using physical labor are mostly completed by foreign workers. The Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) reported that there were [...]