All posts tagged "wages"

  • An office in the Gangnam district in Seoul, South Korea (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    S. Korean women lag far behind men in wages

    SEJONG, May 19 (Yonhap) — South Korean female workers lagged far behind their male counterparts in wages in 2013, government data showed Tuesday, highlighting a deep gender gap in the country’s workforce. The average salary of a...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, April 16, 2015, during a Champions of Change event highlighting issues important to working families. Sanding on stage with the president are people that have championed working families. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    Obama praises S. Korea for paying teachers as much as doctors, engineers

    WASHINGTON, April 16 (Yonhap) — U.S. President Barack Obama has praised South Korea’s education system again, saying teachers in Korea are paid as much as doctors and engineers. “My sister was a teacher, and so I know...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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    Gender pay gaps up to $39,028 at S. Korean companies

    By Yoon Ja-young Males working at conglomerates are earning on average 26.3 million won (US$23,328) more annually than female workers. At banks, the gender wage gap was even bigger at 44 million won(US$39,028). The difference can largely...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) tours a foodstuff factory in Pyongyang. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency reported it on Jan. 19, 2015, without elaborating on the timing of the visit. (KCNA-Yonhap)
    N. Korea unilaterally increases its factory workers’ wages

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea has notified South Korea of its unilateral decision to raise the minimum wage for its workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex by 5.18 percent, the unification ministry said Thursday. In a fax...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • North Korean workers planting seedlings on a field in Jaeryong, South Hwanghae Province, on Jan. 24, 2015. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    N. Korean defectors work more, earn less: poll

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korean defectors here are paid far less than South Koreans, while they work longer on average, a government poll showed Monday. North Korean refugees’ monthly income increased to 1.47 million won (US$1,337) in...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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    [Expat Newsire] For Expats in Korea, Race to the Bottom Wages are Here

      Incomes have been falling in South Korea for some time, and the race to the bottom is now coming to English teachers, writers, and editors in the country. While teacher salaries are frozen in...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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    South Korea’s gender wage gap widest among OECD nations

    (Yonhap) South Korea topped the list of wage gap between men and women among advanced countries with the gender pay gap hardly narrowing over the past decade, data showed Monday. According to the data compiled by the...

    • Posted August 4, 2014
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