HWASEONG, Jan.13 (Korea Bizwire) – Since the city of Hwaseong started a reward system for citizens collecting illegal advertisements, a new source of income generated by distributing printed ads at night and picking them up in the morning has been created.
Young people struggling with unemployment or young retirees are often employed to distribute printed advertisements in commercial or residential areas for 20,000 to 30,000 won per day.
Since the local government started a reward system for collecting the illegal advertisements, these individuals are distributing the printed materials at night for the businesses who hired them, and then collecting the printed ads they distributed overnight the next day, getting paid by the local government as well.
‘B’ (49), who retired early, commented that he is managing to make a living by doing these types of part-time jobs, as his total income is around one million won per month.
The local government pays 5,000 won for 50 posters, 3,500 won for 50 printed ads, and 1,000 won for 50 business cards. A maximum of 20,000 won per day and 300,000 won per month can be disbursed to one household as a reward.
Over the past seven months, the local government has collected 21,000 posters, 260,000 printed ads, 370,000 business cards and paid 27.8 million won in rewards.
By Francine Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)