2016 Comprehensive Employment Measures
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
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)
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)
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.
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 assistants, etc.
- Customized-job consulting in the private sector for the homeless eager to work
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 the workplaces continuously through sponsorship and talent donation
- Opening new workplaces in other destitute communities (in Donui, Yeongdeungpo, and Changsin areas)