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Young S. Koreans Suffer Greater Employment Strain During Pandemic

Young S. Koreans Suffer Greater Employment Strain During Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans suffered more severe employment shock than older people during the pandemic and fresh college and high school graduates faced greater difficulty in finding jobs, a report showed Friday. The employment rate for Koreans aged 15-34 reached 50.5 percent in January, down from 52.8 percent a year [...]

Younger Generation Looks to Physical Labor for Job Opportunities

Younger Generation Looks to Physical Labor for Job Opportunities

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — More people are breaking traditional social preference for office jobs to work in the blue-collar sector. A YouTube video by a 20-year-old South Korean female forklift operator working in Australia via the working holiday program has recently gone viral as she has been earning 5 million won (US$4,200) per [...]

Young Koreans Make Up Largest Share of Online Scam Offenders and Victims

Young Koreans Make Up Largest Share of Online Scam Offenders and Victims

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of online scams surrounding the transactions of used products and gaming items has increased sharply over the past five years. According to the data from the National Police Agency, disclosed by Rep. Oh Young-hwan of the Democratic Party, the number of online scams shot up to 174,000 [...]