Since April 17, Seoul Metropolitan Government has recruited 500 escorts to get women home safely late at night.
Said program is part of the measures taken for the protection of women announced early March and creation of jobs.
Escorts will be recruited by each district office. Local residents who are well versed in the local geography and with a sense of mission may apply.
A woman returning home late at night (between 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM) and calling the service center ten minutes before her arrival at the subway station or bus stop will be escorted home safely by a team of escorts consisting of male and a female on foot or on a vehicle. The scouts will also be assigned the duty of making the rounds in areas in the neighborhood with focus on back alleys where sexual assault is feared.
The escorts will be employed for seven months (i.e., May ~ November this year). They should work for three hours a day (from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM) and will get paid about 620,000 won (inclusive of late-night allowance as well as the amount that they should pay for the four major insurance policies). Residents of Seoul at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply. Those with qualification for women protection or martial art skills and driver’s license are preferred.
To apply, please visit the Seoul Metropolitan Government homepage and click Municipal Information Recruitment Hiring escorts to get women home safely . Download and fill out the application form and submit to the local district office.
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In response to local residents’ immense interest, said program will be operated on a larger scale than originally planned. To begin with, 40 escorts will be hired in each of the 15 target districts, including Jongro-gu, Jung-gu, Seongdong-gu, Gwangjin-gu, Seodaemun-gu, and Mapo-gu. The number of target districts will be increased after a seven-month trial operation.