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2016 Comprehensive Employment Measures
for homeless


Comprehensive Employment Measures for 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 homeless
  • Seeking a solution incentivizing companies to hire more homeless individuals by job council (planned in Mar. 2016)
  • Opening a job fair for 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 homeless

  • Cleaners for parks, assistants at workplace for the disabled, office assistants, etc.
  • Customized-job consulting in the private sector for 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 in extra sessions of cultural programs including movie watching, art therapy, humanities lectures, etc.

Self-supporting Workplaces for destitute citizens

Operating workplaces continuously through sponsorship and talent donation

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