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Apartment Security Guards Struggle to Find Dignity

Apartment Security Guards Struggle to Find Dignity

GWANGJU, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Being employed as an apartment security guard is probably among the worst jobs to have in Korea, not because the work itself is particularly demanding, but because of the verbal, or sometimes even physical abuse that guards have to endure.  In a recent survey by Gwangju’s Contingent Workers Support [...]

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, [...]