Workers Plan Longer Summer Holidays

Amid a prolonged recession, workers plan to take longer summer holidays this year, according to a survey of 483 businesses by the Korea Employers Federation.

Respondents planned to take leave for an average of 4.3 days during the summer, 0.2 days longer than last year.

Decreased productivity amid economic uncertainty was cited as motivation by 31 percent of respondents. Another 23 percent said firms were encouraging their staff to take time off to save money. / Jul. 15, 2014 11:20 KST