pandemic Archives | Page 2 of 25 | Be Korea-savvy
Pandemic Has Altered Social Relationships: Study

Pandemic Has Altered Social Relationships: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Social relationships are changing drastically as the coronavirus pandemic, which has dragged on over the past two years, has prevented people from meeting in person. An institute affiliated with South Korea’s top life insurer Samsung Life Insurance Co. reported Wednesday that COVID-19 has led to a drastic reduction in [...]

Number of Newly Created Firms Hits Record High Last Year Despite Pandemic

Number of Newly Created Firms Hits Record High Last Year Despite Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of newly established companies rose to a record high last year, but in-person service segments reported a sharp fall in new businesses due to the pandemic, data showed Friday. Last year, the number of newly created firms reached a record 1.06 million, up 62,000, or 6.2 percent, [...]

84 pct of Caregivers Have Experienced Heavier Workload in Pandemic Era: Survey

84 pct of Caregivers Have Experienced Heavier Workload in Pandemic Era: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Caregivers have been excluded from proper support and protection despite an extreme workload during the pandemic era, a survey showed Thursday. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions conducted a nationwide survey of 273 caregivers in which 84 percent of all caregivers working at sanatoria and other facilities have suffered [...]

Young S. Koreans Suffer Greater Employment Strain During Pandemic

Young S. Koreans Suffer Greater Employment Strain During Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans suffered more severe employment shock than older people during the pandemic and fresh college and high school graduates faced greater difficulty in finding jobs, a report showed Friday. The employment rate for Koreans aged 15-34 reached 50.5 percent in January, down from 52.8 percent a year [...]