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95 pct of Working Mothers Have Thought of Quitting Work

95 pct of Working Mothers Have Thought of Quitting Work

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 9 out of 10 so-called “working mothers” who work and raise kids at the same time have considered quitting their job. According to an online survey conducted by KB Financial Group, of 2,000 women with children younger than high-school age, 95 percent of working mothers have considered [...]

Supreme Court Rules Quitting a Job Because You Won’t Get Paid is the Same as Being Fired

Supreme Court Rules Quitting a Job Because You Won’t Get Paid is the Same as Being Fired

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Employees sometimes quit their jobs on their own when their employers tell them to look elsewhere for reasons such as deteriorating business conditions. In this case, a South Korean court ruled that it should be seen as a “discharge,” not a “self-imposed resignation.” On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overturned [...]

7 in 10 Job Seekers Write Exaggerated Cover Letters on Job Applications

7 in 10 Job Seekers Write Exaggerated Cover Letters on Job Applications

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — More than two thirds of job seekers have written a cover letter with a false description about themselves, according to a recent study. Saramin, an online job search portal, conducted a survey of 1,722 job seekers, in which 76.4 percent said they had written a false description about themselves [...]

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of office workers experience health problems after starting work, according to a recent survey. The results can be interpreted as an indication that even healthy individuals get sick once they start work. According to the survey of 671 office workers conducted by the job portal [...]

Koreans in their 50s and 60s in Search of Second Life

Koreans in their 50s and 60s in Search of Second Life

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of 50- and 60-somethings in Korea are getting national qualifications for technical skills, as they seek out their second life. According to a press release from the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) on Aug. 29, 63,929 out of 677,686 technical qualification certificates were issued to test [...]