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Firms Send High-tech Message of Appreciation to Parcel Delivery Workers

Firms Send High-tech Message of Appreciation to Parcel Delivery Workers

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — SM Culture & Contents, an advertising affiliate of South Korea’s biggest music label SM Entertainment, will showcase the country’s first vehicle-aware outdoor advertisements along with online shopping mall 11th Street. Through a vehicle-sensing camera installed in front of the billboard, the camera recognizes the approaching vehicle from a distance [...]

S. Koreans Still Unable to Fully Use Leisure Time Despite 52-hour Workweek

S. Koreans Still Unable to Fully Use Leisure Time Despite 52-hour Workweek

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are not fully able to use their leisure time despite having more time on their hands thanks to the 52-hour workweek, a poll showed Friday. Macromill Embrain surveyed 1,000 people between the ages of 19 and 59, 70 percent of whom said they had more time off, [...]

52-hour Workweek Reduces Daily Work Hours by 40 Minutes in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun District

52-hour Workweek Reduces Daily Work Hours by 40 Minutes in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun District

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A government research indicated Wednesday a shorter workweek system introduced last year has reduced the daily work hours in Seoul’s central office district of Gwanghwamun by nearly 40 minutes. The labor ministry released the results of a big data analysis of workers’ hours in four major office districts in [...]

Foreigners Comprise Half of All Workforce at Construction Sites

Foreigners Comprise Half of All Workforce at Construction Sites

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — More than half of all construction workers in South Korea are foreigners. While Koreans comprise most of the workforce in major phases of construction, tasks that involve using physical labor are mostly completed by foreign workers. The Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) reported that there were [...]

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

8 in 10 Workers Have Health Problems After Getting a New Job

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 80 percent of office workers experience health problems after starting work, according to a recent survey. The results can be interpreted as an indication that even healthy individuals get sick once they start work. According to the survey of 671 office workers conducted by the job portal [...]