Major travel agencies cut workforce by nearly half
Korea's four major travel agencies have cut nearly half of their workforces over the past two years in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday.
Korea's jet fuel consumption falls to a 17-year low
Jet fuel consumption in South Korea tumbled to a 17-year low in 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Tuesday.
Staff pack up kitchenware at a restaurant in Seoul Wednesday after it was forced to shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cosmetics companies pivoted for lockdowns and masks
With Myeong-dong in central Seoul a veritable ghost town and cosmetics sales hit hard by the pandemic, companies in the business are desperately trying to adjust, pitching their products for the locked down and the ever-masked.
Closed for business
A banner on a closed restaurant near the shopping district in Dongdaemun in central Seoul advertising the space for rent on Tuesday.
Birth dearth to worsen as Covid scares future moms
A 38-year-old woman who gave birth on Jan. 2 decided to forgo going to a postpartum care center due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Naver notes a V Live boom as pandemic cuts concerts
V Live, Naver’s live video platform, was downloaded more than one million times since it was first offered in 2015, the IT company said Monday, with the numbers receiving a big boost from the coronavirus pandemic.
Office space demand may drop, central bank report says
Remote work is here to stay, even after the pandemic ends, while the structure of our metropolitan areas could change permanently with the drop in demand for office space, the central bank predicts.
Retailers going easy on test takers with just a few sales
Retail companies in Korea are going minimalist when it comes to post-CSAT promotions this year, as strict social distancing measures are in place amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.
[INTERVIEW] Goal is 'first, best and only' R&D, KAIST president says
Science and technology have been some of the most powerful weapons used by mankind to fight epidemics, and Shin Sung-chul, president at KAIST, sees the coronavirus as an opportunity to arm Korea with effective tools.