Employment Trail


2016 Comprehensive Employment Measures
for the Homeless

Comprehensive Employment Measures<br />
for the Homeless

■ Situation of Working Homeless in Seoul

• In 2015, homeless with jobs increased by 20%.
• Required measures for employment support depend on their will to work and ability

not participated 1,508(2015), 2,335(2014) | participated 2,200(2015), 1,617(2014)

■ Goal

Guiding the homeless to rejoin the community and financial independence through supporting sustainable jobs

■ Major Plan

• Changing the focus of governmental job support from public to private sector

• Expanding support by field
- Jobs connected to the private sector (1,150 jobs), the public sector (890 jobs), common workplaces (450 jobs), and self-supporting shelter workplaces (60 jobs)

Private Sectors

237 more jobs (year-on-year) with the private sector, saving approximately KRW 3.3 billion

• Expand partnerships with 300 more businesses including resorts, hotels, construction firms, etc.

• Running job support centers for the homeless

• Seeking a solution incentivizing companies to hire more homeless individuals by job council (planned in Mar. 2016)

• Opening a job fair for the homeless in cooperation with private companies (planned in Jun. 2016)

Public Sectors

Self-supportive Job Project

Offering jobs to homeless individuals with relatively less ability to work, including the disabled

• Cleaners for Shelters and surroundings, catering assistants, etc.

Make-myself-hired Project

Preliminary level job before having a full-time job in the private sector for the homeless

• Cleaners for parks, assistants at workplace for the disabled, office assistances, etc.

• Customized-job consulting in the private sector for the homeless eager to work

Common Workplaces

Operating workplaces for cottage industries (making candles, shopping bags, etc.)

• Opening more workplaces from the current 12 to 14

• Promoting participation with extra sessions of cultural programs including movie watching, art therapy, humanities lectures, etc.

Self-supporting Workplaces for destitute citizens

Operating the workplaces continuously by sponsorship and talent donation

• Opening new workplaces in other destitute communities (in Donui, Yeongdeungpo, and Changsin areas)