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40 pct of Self-employed Consider Biz Closure amid Pandemic: Survey

40 pct of Self-employed Consider Biz Closure amid Pandemic: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of 10 self-employed people in South Korea are considering closing their businesses due to sluggish sales amid the long-enforced strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey showed Sunday. According to the survey of 500 people operating restaurants, retail and other service businesses by the [...]

Self-employed Affected by Antivirus Restrictions Get Break on Commercial Lease Contracts

Self-employed Affected by Antivirus Restrictions Get Break on Commercial Lease Contracts

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The self-employed who shut down operations due to the government’s coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions will be allowed to terminate their commercial lease contracts earlier than the end date. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced that the revision of the Commercial Building Lease Protection Act took immediate effect after [...]

Self-employed People Stage Drive-thru Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Self-employed People Stage Drive-thru Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of angry self-employed workers staged late-night drive-through protests in Seoul and provincial cities nationwide until early Thursday morning, condemning health authorities for endangering their livelihoods in their drive to combat COVID-19 through tough social distancing restrictions. An association of self-employed businesses, which organized the protest rallies, said at [...]

Self-employed People to Hold Drive-through Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

Self-employed People to Hold Drive-through Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Self-employed people in South Korea plan to hold drive-through protests in several cities this week to call for eased COVID-19 restrictions and more compensation, the organizer said Monday. About 3,000 members of an emergency committee of the self-employed and other online communities are expected to participate in the rallies [...]

Citizens Make Payments in Advance to Support the Self-employed

Citizens Make Payments in Advance to Support the Self-employed

BUSAN, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — As the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the livelihood of self-employed South Koreans, an increasing number of local citizens are lending helping hands by joining a movement to make payments in advance. A 40-something housewife surnamed Kim living in Seo District, Busan recently made an advance payment to the Taekwondo [...]