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Incheon Airport Operator Most Desirable State-run Firm for Young Job Seekers

Incheon Airport Operator Most Desirable State-run Firm for Young Job Seekers

SEOUL, July 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC), South Korea’s main airport operator, has been chosen as the most desirable state-run company by young job seekers. Job portal Incruit conducted a survey of 1,079 university students across the country, 17.9 percent of whom selected the IIAC as the most desirable place [...]

Gender Discrimination Continues Against Female Job Applicants

Gender Discrimination Continues Against Female Job Applicants

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Many female job seekers are being subject to cases of gender discrimination by employers. Gabjil 119, an advocacy group for workplace bullying victims, reported that there have been 559 cases of illegal activities reported to the Ministry of Employment and Labor since the employment law was amended in July [...]

COVID-19 Prompts Job Seekers to Change Careers: Survey

COVID-19 Prompts Job Seekers to Change Careers: Survey

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — About a half of South Korea’s job seekers changed industries to find employment following COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey conducted by online job portal Saramin of 2,062 job seekers, 46 percent of the respondents said that their employment goals changed last year. Among the respondents (multiple answers possible), [...]

Borrowing to Invest: ‘Bittoo’ Booms Among University Students and Job Seekers with No Stable Income

Borrowing to Invest: ‘Bittoo’ Booms Among University Students and Job Seekers with No Stable Income

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s ‘bittoo’ fever is spreading rapidly, even to university students and job seekers with no stable income. Bittoo is the Korean term for borrowing to invest. This fever engulfed the country starting from last year with lots of people in their 20s and 30s taking out loans to [...]