N.Korean Defectors Hired as Caddies After Assimilation Program

      June 05, 2015 10:40

      Four North Korean defectors have gotten jobs as caddies after completing a 12-week training program offered by Golfzon.

      The local golf business said, they became full-time caddies and were assigned to its golf club in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province. They are the first people to participate in the program.

      North Korean defectors mark their graduation from a caddie training program in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday. /Courtesy of Golfzon.

      The four were chosen after an interview and were taught South Korean culture, golf terms and rules for three months.

      One of the defectors said, she had a hard time learning golf terms, which are rarely used in North Korea. "Now, I have got used to them so that I can naturally say 'nice shot.'" 

      Golfzon joined hands with the Korea Hana Foundation to launch the outreach program, which helps North Korean defectors settle in South Korea.

      "We will hire more North Korean defectors and disadvantaged people for various jobs such as golf course manager and restaurant worker," the company said.

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