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Gov’t to Suspend Arrivals of Migrant Workers with Travel Records to Southern Africa

Gov’t to Suspend Arrivals of Migrant Workers with Travel Records to Southern Africa

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to suspend arrivals of migrant workers with records of recent visits to southern African nations in order to block the inflow of the potentially more contagious omicron COVID-19 variant, officials said Monday. The labor ministry’s plan, which could affect the entry of manual workers from 16 [...]

Value of Migrant Workers in Construction Labor Market Goes Up

Value of Migrant Workers in Construction Labor Market Goes Up

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — With the number of migrant workers in South Korea declining sharply due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, these laborers are becoming more important figures, particularly at construction sites. According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of migrant workers on E-9 non-professional employment visa or H-2 work and visit [...]

S. Korea to Ease Entry Restrictions on Migrant Workers Later This Month

S. Korea to Ease Entry Restrictions on Migrant Workers Later This Month

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to gradually lift restrictions on arrivals of migrant workers prompted by the pandemic starting later this month as the country has begun to take steps to return to normalcy, the labor minister said Monday. “In light of the shift to ‘living with COVID-19′ scheme, we’re going [...]

S. Korean Farmers Struggle from Labor Shortage as Pandemic Disrupts Migrant Work System

S. Korean Farmers Struggle from Labor Shortage as Pandemic Disrupts Migrant Work System

ANSEONG, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Koh Jin-taek is proud of having built a small but stable farming business in Anseong, 77 kilometers south of Seoul, over the past two decades producing primarily lettuce, chicory and other types of leafy vegetables. He currently owns 44 vinyl greenhouses and had supplied nearly 10,000 kilograms of produce [...]

Migrant Workers Face Worse Economic Difficulties and Discrimination amid Pandemic

Migrant Workers Face Worse Economic Difficulties and Discrimination amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study revealed that migrant workers in South Korea have been struggling with economic difficulties and discrimination after the spread of COVID-19. Professor Shim Mi-seung from Chonnam National University and professor Park Ji-hyeon from Pyeongtaek University conducted extensive interviews last year with seven foreign workers who have experienced [...]

Gov’t Devises Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Among Migrant Workers

Gov’t Devises Measures to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination Among Migrant Workers

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has come up with a set of special measures to boost the COVID-19 vaccination rate among migrant workers here as fears of a possible crackdown on unregistered immigrants are holding back their vaccination turnout, officials said Thursday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the Ministry of [...]

Civic Groups Promote Petition to Defend Migrant Workers’ Rights to Change Workplaces

Civic Groups Promote Petition to Defend Migrant Workers’ Rights to Change Workplaces

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of civic organizations whose purpose is to protect the rights of migrant workers said Monday they are carrying out a signature-collecting campaign until Aug. 15 to guarantee migrant workers’ rights to change workplaces. The civic groups claim that a significant number of migrant workers in South Korea [...]