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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 [...]

1 in 3 Workers See Themselves as ‘Job-Hoppers’

1 in 3 Workers See Themselves as ‘Job-Hoppers’

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of every three office workers think they are “job-hopping” workers who repeatedly switch jobs every two to three years, according to a recent survey. When asked if they considered themselves to be job-hoppers, 34.7 percent of the respondents, or 613, said yes, according to a survey released [...]

Shorter Workweek Brings Seismic Change to Overtime Culture in S. Korea

Shorter Workweek Brings Seismic Change to Overtime Culture in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Until a year ago, Hong In-young, who works at an affiliate company of Samsung Group, never thought of learning something for a hobby as she was exhausted due to endless overtime work. But since a shorter workweek system, called the 52-hour workweek, was implemented in South Korea in July [...]