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Seoul to Help Economically Disadvantaged Foreign Residents

Seoul to Help Economically Disadvantaged Foreign Residents

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday the launch of a new service which will help economically disadvantaged and injured foreign workers with legal problems. On-site lawyers at the Southwest Global Center located in Yeongdeungpo District will offer free legal advice , and in some cases, help with lawsuits. Last month, [...]

Why South Koreans Can’t Seem to Stop Working Long Hours

Why South Koreans Can’t Seem to Stop Working Long Hours

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s recent attempt to shorten what are some of the longest working hours in the world was thwarted after branches of government dealing with workers’ rights failed to come to an agreement. The disappointing outcome to postpone the much anticipated decision until after the presidential election in May follows [...]

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A new safety monitoring app which is set to be released tomorrow will help vulnerable members of society such as women and youth get out of dangerous situations by shaking their phone, Daegu Metropolitan City announced yesterday. The new crime reporting app was invented by both the Daegu city government [...]

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government and enterprises will strengthen support for local students majoring in minor foreign languages, as part of a long-term national development strategy, the education ministry said Monday. The Ministry of Education and the National Institute for International Education unveiled a five-year policy plan calling for opening more [...]

Seoul Looks to Arbitration to Expedite Environmental Disputes Including Floor Noise

Seoul Looks to Arbitration to Expedite Environmental Disputes Including Floor Noise

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is taking action on the problem of so-called environmental disputes which include floor noise, odor or water leak,  most common types of civil complaints among Seoulites who are more likely to live in densely populated residential buildings such as apartments. Last week, the Seoul government announced revisions to [...]