SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of people using ‘smart work centers’, which are workplaces near one’s home or at business trip locations, has increased greatly.
The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs announced that the number of people working at smart work centers reached a total of 100,750 last year, which was a 76 percent increase compared to 2013.
Smart work centers are places set outside of the office where employees of administrative agencies and public organizations work near their homes or at business trip locations. There are 15 locations all over the nation, with 406 seats.
Last year, the utilization rate of the seats was 96.1 percent, which was a huge leap compared to 61.9 percent in 2013.
The reason for this change is seen to have occurred as the number of organizations that moved into the government complex in Sejong City has increased since its establishment in December 2013.
The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs is planning to enlarge the workspaces at the smart work centers, and improve working conditions. Authorities also hope to extend the system’s coverage to industries other than administrative agencies and public organizations.
By M.H.Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)