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Unemployment Allowance Payments Set New Record for 6th Straight Month in July

Unemployment Allowance Payments Set New Record for 6th Straight Month in July

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The total value of unemployment benefits paid out by the government set a new record for the sixth consecutive month in July, data showed Monday, due largely to the persistent negative economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak. The amount of state allowances paid to those unemployed or seeking jobs [...]

Ad Agency’s Contrarian Advertisement Draws Attention from Job Seekers

Ad Agency’s Contrarian Advertisement Draws Attention from Job Seekers

SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Cheil Worldwide Inc., the advertising arm of Samsung Group, announced on Wednesday that its contrarian-concept advertisement created for the recruitment of consultants for Samsung Life Insurance Co. is drawing significant attention from job seekers. The newly-released advertisement depicts a job interview scene in which a group of candidates who [...]

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, [...]

Job Seekers Feel Physical Appearance Impacts Recruitment

Job Seekers Feel Physical Appearance Impacts Recruitment

SEOUL, April 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Many job seekers feel that physical appearance influences the recruitment process. Saramin, an online job portal, conducted a survey of 1,627 job seekers asking them whether looks are thought of as ‘career specifications’, 74.8 percent of whom answered ‘yes’. Respondents believed physical appearance influenced the recruitment process as much [...]