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Job Losses Extend into Sept. amid Pandemic, Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6 pct

Job Losses Extend into Sept. amid Pandemic, Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6 pct

SEJONG, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea lost about 392,000 jobs in September, marking a decline in the number of the employed for the seventh consecutive month, as the coronavirus pandemic hammered job markets, data showed Friday. The country’s jobless rate rose by 0.5 percentage point on-year to 3.6 percent in September, with the [...]

‘Blind Mental Care’ Brings New Jobs to Visually Impaired People

‘Blind Mental Care’ Brings New Jobs to Visually Impaired People

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A cooperative organized by a group of university students is contributing to addressing a social conundrum – the creation of jobs for visually impaired persons. According to the Korea Employment Agency for Persons With Disabilities, the employment rate of the nation’s visually impaired persons stood at 42.6 percent last [...]

Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019

Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019

SEJONG, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Only one-third of people with disabilities had jobs last year, data showed Friday, underscoring the employment challenges facing disabled people. The employment rate of disabled people stood at 34.9 percent in 2019, compared with the rate of 60.9 percent for the total population, according to the data from Statistics [...]

Gov’t to Expand Job Insurance, IT Jobs Under New Deal Project

Gov’t to Expand Job Insurance, IT Jobs Under New Deal Project

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in’s ambitious policy project aimed at helping overcome the new coronavirus pandemic is expected to include expansion of employment insurance coverage and fostering of IT jobs for young job seekers. Earlier this week, Moon announced plans to invest 160 trillion won (US$133 billion) by 2025 to create [...]