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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 [...]

S. Koreans with Lower Education Attainment More than Twice as Likely to Go Jobless Due to Health Issues

S. Koreans with Lower Education Attainment More than Twice as Likely to Go Jobless Due to Health Issues

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Education attainment plays a significant role in one’s inability to work due to health issues, according to a recent study. A research team led by Prof. Kang Mo-yeol and Jeong Ji-yoon from the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital analyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data [...]

More S. Korean Companies Adopting Blind Recruitment

More S. Korean Companies Adopting Blind Recruitment

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the past two years, a growing number of South Korean businesses have introduced so-called ‘blind recruiting’ practices, where companies hire employees without being informed of their academic, geographic, and gender information. Saramin, an online job portal, conducted a survey of 821 companies, 31.5 percent of which said they [...]