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6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Migrant workers in Gyeonggi Province say “bias and discrimination” are their biggest challenges, second only to “language and communication obstacles”. The Gyeonggido Family & Women Research Institute filed a report on Thursday after conducting a survey of 688 foreign workers through seven Migrant Community Offices in Gyeonggi, the province [...]

South Korea to Introduce Points-Based Visa System for Long-Term Skilled Migrants

South Korea to Introduce Points-Based Visa System for Long-Term Skilled Migrants

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will introduce a points-based visa system from next year that will allow skilled migrant workers to remain in the country long-term. Under the new visa scheme, high-skilled foreign workers who have previous work experience on either E-9, E-10, or H-2 visas will be able to apply for the [...]

Package Distribution Center Bust Shows Increasing Reliance on Migrant Workers

Package Distribution Center Bust Shows Increasing Reliance on Migrant Workers

ICHEON, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – On November 7, an inspection into an Icheon, Gyeonggi Province-located package distribution center uncovered 191 migrant workers, all of them lacking valid work permits. The investigation was conducted by immigration authorities from the Ministry of Justice, and with the assistance of a handful of related agencies, it was discovered [...]