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Software Developers Pick Salary as Most Important Factor When Switching Jobs

Software Developers Pick Salary as Most Important Factor When Switching Jobs

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of 10 South Korean software developers regard salary as the most important factor when considering a job move, a survey showed Wednesday. According to a survey of 508 developers conducted by recruiting platform Wanted Lab, Inc., 82.3 percent of the respondents (multiple answers possible) picked salary as [...]

Mentions of Job Transfer and Resignation Surge Online: Report

Mentions of Job Transfer and Resignation Surge Online: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Mentions about job transfers and quitting jobs have increased in the last three years over the pandemic, a Seoul-based PR agency said Wednesday. KPR & Associates, Inc. conducted a big data study of 190,000 mentions about job transfers and resignations online, in which 132,000 mentions were made in 2022, [...]

Record Number of S. Korean Workers Take on Part-time Jobs with Limited Benefits

Record Number of S. Korean Workers Take on Part-time Jobs with Limited Benefits

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Korean employees working fewer than 15 hours a week reached a new high last year, a statistics agency said Thursday. Statistics Korea reported that there were 1,577,000 people working between one and 14 hours per week last year, an increase of 65,000 people from the [...]

S. Korea’s Job Additions Hit 22-year High in 2022 on Pandemic Recovery

S. Korea’s Job Additions Hit 22-year High in 2022 on Pandemic Recovery

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea reported the largest job additions in more than 20 years in 2022, data showed Wednesday, as the country gradually returned to pre-pandemic normalcy. The number of employed people came to 28.08 million in 2022, up 816,000 from a year earlier, according to the data compiled by Statistics [...]

Survey Reveals Lack of ‘Dream Job’ Aspirations Among S. Korean Students

Survey Reveals Lack of ‘Dream Job’ Aspirations Among S. Korean Students

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — One in four students in South Korea have no future job preference, a survey showed Monday. The Ministry of Education and the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training conducted a nationwide survey of 22,702 elementary, middle and high school students, among which 19.3 percent of elementary school [...]

S. Korea Adds 626,000 Jobs On-year in Nov.; Job Growth Slows for 6th Month

S. Korea Adds 626,000 Jobs On-year in Nov.; Job Growth Slows for 6th Month

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea added jobs for the 21st straight month in November, but the growth continued to slow for the sixth month in a row amid the central bank’s aggressive monetary tightening, government data showed Wednesday. The number of employed people stood at 28.4 million last month, up some 626,000 [...]