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Polarization deepens between good and 'less-good' jobs
Full-time, unionized employees at large businesses receive wages three times higher and their careers are six times longer than part-time, non-unionized workers at small and midsize enterprises, research says.
Chinese media denounce N. Korea leader in rare harsh tone
Chinese media outlets recently criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in unusually strong tones, warning that Kim would destroy himself under China’s sanctions if he continued his provocative maneuvering.
Korea must look to India and Vietnam, says industry group
For Korea to boost its sagging exports and find new growth momentum, its businesses should make the most of India and Vietnam, the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) said recently.
Korea awakens to ill effects of China-first tourism policy
It has been quite a while since Myeong-dong, downtown Seoul, became a Chinese quarter, with streets covered with Chinese-character signboards and the air filled with touting in Mandarin. “I feel like some unwelcome alien in my own country,” a Korean visitor said Saturday.
N. Korea may conduct 6th nuclear test soon
North Korea is highly likely to carry out its sixth nuclear test sooner rather than later, an expert said Friday.
Enormous potential for power generation from renewable energy
Korea’s potential for power generation from renewable sources is 22 times greater than the nation’s electricity use last year, a state think tank said Friday.
Recruiting officers prioritize career data in resumes
When businesses examine applicants’ resumes, the first thing they look at is the would-be employees’ career data, a survey shows.
'Undue dependency on Chinese visitors hurt tourism sector'
In order to reinvigorate Korea’s tourism industry mired in a protracted deficit, the sector needs to reduce its excessive reliance on Chinese tourists, the central bank said Friday.
Tourism industry prepares for onrush of Chinese visitors
Tickets for flights that depart from major Chinese cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, for Korea between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3 were sold out as of Friday. Likewise, only a few seats are left per flight back to China from Oct. 6-7. The room occupancy rate of business hotels in Myeong-dong, Seoul, which usually hovers below 70 percent, has soared to 90 percent for Oct. 1-6.
Job parachutes unfurl for 204 Park administration cronies
Since the inauguration of the Park Geun-hye administration more than three and a half years ago, 204 people have been appointed to high financial posts “by orders from above,” a lawmaker said Thursday.
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