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‘MZ Generation’ Prioritizes Work-life Balance When Looking for a Job: Survey

‘MZ Generation’ Prioritizes Work-life Balance When Looking for a Job: Survey

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The “MZ generation,” a Korean term referring to those aged between late 10s and 30s, prioritizes work-life balance when applying for jobs, a major South Korean business lobby said. The Korea Enterprises Federation conducted a survey of 1,000 people born between 1983 and 2003, 66.5 percent of whom said [...]

S. Korea’s Carbon Neutrality Investment Could Create 2.26 mln New Jobs by 2050: Report

S. Korea’s Carbon Neutrality Investment Could Create 2.26 mln New Jobs by 2050: Report

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea can create up to 2.26 million new jobs in fields of energy transition by 2050 if the country invests consistently in achieving its carbon neutrality policy goal, a U.S. think tank report showed Thursday. The report from the University of Massachusetts’ Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), commissioned [...]

6 in 10 Firms Pick Job Creation as Top Policy Priority for New Gov’t: Poll

6 in 10 Firms Pick Job Creation as Top Policy Priority for New Gov’t: Poll

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Six out of 10 South Korean companies want the incoming government of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol to focus on creating jobs to support the economic recovery, a survey showed Sunday. Of 157 local companies, 95, or 60.5 percent, picked job creation as the top policy priority for the new government, [...]

College Students Shun Jobs that Do Not Keep Working Hours: Survey

College Students Shun Jobs that Do Not Keep Working Hours: Survey

SEOUL, March 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The jobs that are least popular among university students are the ones that do not keep regular working hours, a survey showed Sunday. The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training conducted a survey of 8,353 juniors at universities nationwide to gain insight into their job preferences. The [...]

S. Korea’s Full-time Equivalent Employment Rate Slips to 50 pct for 2nd Straight Year

S. Korea’s Full-time Equivalent Employment Rate Slips to 50 pct for 2nd Straight Year

SEJONG, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s unemployment rate calculated based on the number of full-time workers who work more than 40 hours per week slipped to the 50 percent level for the second straight year, a lawmaker said Sunday. The nation’s full-time equivalent (FTE) employment rate stood at 50 percent level for two [...]