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Reporter : Kim Jae-heun
Sun, September 19, 2021 | 05:30
Conglomerates suspending regular recruitment system
Most major conglomerates will no longer hold large recruitment drives to hire large numbers of new employees all at once, instead switching to a system where they hire new workers at irregular intervals based on fluctuating needs. Samsung is the last one still saying its affiliates will continue to hold mass recruitment drives regularly, after SK Group revealed its plan to ch...
Traditional small businesses still unsatisfied with Kakao
Kakao has decided to halt its aggressive business expansion and withdraw some of its controversial marketing plans, which were feared to affect traditional, independent mom-and-pop stores and local services, but the criticisms remain.
Kakao to raise funds, convert K-Cube into social enterprise for mutual prosperity
Kakao said Tuesday that it will raise 300 billion won in funds for traditional, offline, individual mom-and-pop stores and services as part of its effort to ease public backlash against its aggressive business expansion.
Lotte Shopping losing digital experts at crucial time
A growing number of IT experts at Lotte, who have been leading the group's retail unit, are leaving the company at a crucial time of business expansion.
FTC to monitor and regulate Kakao, Naver
The country's top antitrust watchdog said that it will toughen rules on major technology companies after financial authorities decided recently to regulate the fintech businesses of platform operators.
Lotte to acquire Hanssem with IMM PE
Lotte Group's retail unit, Lotte Shopping, has been selected as the de-facto strategic investor to acquire Hanssem, together with local private equity fund (PEF) IMM PE.
SK Broadband to start EV charging business in apartment complexes
Home & Service, an affiliate of one of the country's largest broadband internet access providers, SK Broadband, is starting an electric vehicle charging business.
Incheon to adopt AI-based English education program
LG CNS Executive Vice President Kim Eun-saeng, left, poses with Incheon Education Office Superintendent Do Seong-hoon after signing a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in providing an artificial intelligence-based education service at LG CNS's headquarters in Magok, Seoul, Sept. 7. About 530 elementary, middle and high schools in Incheon will utilize the service to tea...
COVID-19 Delta variant to affect credit rating of local retailers
The spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is concerning local retailers, as there are high possibilities of seeing a downgrade to their credit ratings, which could eventually affect their planned loan financing.
Kurly's open market service may hurt product quality
Investors are voicing doubts over the feasibility of Market Kurly's move to introduce a planned open market service. They fear the service may hurt the quality of foods the online grocery service plans to deliver to customers.
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