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Government to Look After Industrial Accident Patients with PTSD

Government to Look After Industrial Accident Patients with PTSD

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Employment and Labor is set to launch a government-backed counseling program for victims of industrial accidents who suffer from trauma including sleep disorder and seizures, following growing calls to help those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Beginning in Daegu, Busan and North Gyeongsang Province, the new program [...]

Four out of 10 Big Firms’ Staff Are Irregular Workers

Four out of 10 Big Firms’ Staff Are Irregular Workers

SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The larger companies are, the more they hire irregular workers including contract and outsourced workers, highlighting the fact that big firms are contributing to instability in levels of job security rather having a steadying effect. According to Ministry of Employment and Labor data on types of employment at 3,233 companies [...]

Korea to Expand Apprenticeship Program to 41 High Schools

Korea to Expand Apprenticeship Program to 41 High Schools

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea will have 41 ‘school-to-work’ high schools with an apprenticeship program similar to Switzerland’s by 2017. On April 15, The Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Employment and Labor said that they have been operating the apprenticeship program at nine Korean schools since November 2014, and will continue [...]

Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos

Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) is completely banning the use of asbestos in Korea, according to a statement from April 7. The use of materials containing asbestos has been gradually prohibited since January 2007. However, some industries and military facilities were exempted due to lack of substitute [...]

Korean Government Subsidies to Protect Security Guards from Sudden Layoffs

Korean Government Subsidies to Protect Security Guards from Sudden Layoffs

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A series of incidents, including a massive round of dismissals and the suicide of a janitor at a posh apartment complex, have forced the Ministry of Employment and Labor to come up with countermeasures to protect security guards working at apartments nationwide under mostly poor working conditions. Starting next year, [...]

Public Website for Job Seekers Encourages Sexual Discrimination at Job Interview

Public Website for Job Seekers Encourages Sexual Discrimination at Job Interview

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – WorkNet, a website providing employment information to job seekers on the Internet, jointly run by the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Korea Employment Information Service, causes controversies with its online content seemingly condoning and encouraging sexual abuse. The Korean Women’s Association United announced that the website has provided [...]