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KOTRA runs international students’ job fair

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency is running a job fair for international students in October.The fair invites foreign students, postgraduate degree holders and graduates with at least a year of work experience in Korea to meet prospective employers at the event. These requiremen...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:27

Free business consultation on tax, customs

The Yeouido and Gangnam Global Business Centers will be running free consultation sessions this month on tax and customs clearance issues.A session at the Gangnam Global Business Center on Thursday will give advice on customs and clearance procedures, while a session on Sept. 18 will be on...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:27

Gwangju to offer culture tour to Damyang

Gwangju International Center is running a culture tour to Damyang, South Jeolla Province, this month.The town, just outside Gwangju, is famous for bamboo, and the first stop will be to the Korea Bamboo Museum, which has information about the plant and examples of fine bamboo crafts. Visito...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:27

In the workplace, probation doesn’t mean no protection

In this column we will be discussing a labor case. Although labor disputes are very common in Korea, the sums are often very small, so hiring an attorney or labor counselor is not always worthwhile. Sometimes, however, it can be beneficial to hire someone, particularly for employees who ha...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:27

CMC Chorale welcomes fall with ‘Pops’ concert

The Camarata Music Company Chamber Singers will hold its “Camarata Pops” concert this month to usher in autumn with some easy listening. The concert will be packed with choral arrangements of famili...

Updated : 2014.09.02 20:26

Fund-raiser to help single mothers’ group

Quarterly Expat-Korean charity concert CLASH will open again Saturday, with proceeds going to the Korean Unwed Mothers Families’ Association.The show brings together hip-hop and rock acts from both t...

Updated : 2014.08.26 21:03

Comedy contest to hit Itaewon

Game for a laugh? Comics from Korea and overseas will be testing their mettle this weekend.On Saturday, expat comedians from across Asia will compete for a small trophy decorated by a bobblehead figur...

Updated : 2014.08.26 21:02

Organic food group offers farm camp

Gachi CSA is hosting a farm camp this weekend in partnership with Slow Food Youth Network Korea.Gachi CSA is a Korean affiliate of volunteer community group World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, which links farmers directly to consumers through a subscription service. Those at the cam...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

Daegu volunteer group seeks teachers

Volunteer group Teach for Korea is looking for volunteers to help with free classes for underprivileged children in Daegu.Classes have 10-15 students and are taught by small teams of Korean and native-speaking teachers. The format of the classes should be designed by the instructors.They a...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

College to host Buddhist Dharma talks

Dongguk University will be holding English lectures on Buddhism each Saturday in September.The first, on Sept. 6, will be by Daniela Schenker on Gwaneum, the Bodhisatva of compassion.This will be followed by a talk by Lynda Emerson on the ninth incarnation of Deva Visnu, David Mason’s ses...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

YEOL to run recital-lecture on children’s songs

YEOL Korean Heritage Preservation Society will host a recital lecture of Korean children’s songs by Seoul National University professor Park Jong-hwa on Monday.Park, who is also a concert pianist who made his professional debut at 9 years old, will explain the background of Korean childre...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

Seoul Global Center to run job fair

Seoul Global Center is hosting a job fair for foreign residents in Seoul on Sept. 4.The center hopes to attract 2,000 foreign job seekers, including international students, who will get opportunities for on-the-spot interviews, recruitment seminars and advice on resume writing and intervie...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:59

NGO worker appeals for cancer help

Josephine Shoo arrived in Korea in March 2014 to visit friends, but after a medical checkup, she received a shocking diagnosis: stage III follicular lymphoma. Left with a bill of over $40,000 and no K...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:39

Starting a business in Korea: Visas, entities, and taxes

The Korean economy has seen a constant stream of new small businesses opening, many operated by non-Koreans. The government has been proactive in trying to reduce barriers to entry, even offering free classes, office space, and money to selected ventures. But whether they are restaurants (...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:38

U.S. consular services offered in Busan

The U.S. Embassy will be providing consular services in Busan on Monday and Tuesday for U.S. citizens living in the south of the country.The services will be available by appointment only, with the venue as yet unannounced. Payment for services will be by money order only. Cash is not acce...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:37