The European Introduces a Job-Seeking tool for Ukrainian Refugees Online
The European Commission on Monday unveiled a new online tool to help Ukrainians find work.
Brussels: The European Commission unveiled a new online tool on Monday to help Ukrainians find jobs as the European Union seeks to extend its protections for those displaced by the Russian invasion for another year.
Around 4.2 million people who came to the EU from Ukraine are covered by a system that provides all those fleeing the conflict with support with accommodation, health care, access to education, and the right to enter the EU labour market. EU.
The European Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Ylva Johansson, said that this system should be extended for at least a year until March 2024, while allowing returnees to Ukraine to retain their rights in case they have to flee again.
An online job search tool called “EU Talent Pool” will allow people displaced by the Russian invasion to upload their CVs, which will be made available to more than 4,000 employers, national public employment services, and private recruitment agencies.
EU Employment Commissioner Nicola Schmidt told a news conference that five EU countries had joined the pilot program, including Poland, which hosts the largest number of Ukrainian refugees, and called for more to join.
“For employers in the European Union, who we know are facing labour shortages in many sectors and across many different skill sets, this can be an important resource they can count on,” she said.
The pilot job search tool, operated by the European Labor Authority, is available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian and is linked to the European Union Cooperation Network for Employment Services with more than 3 million vacancies.
Some 600,000 Ukrainians have entered the EU labour market since the conflict began.
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