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Millions of people are fleeing the war zones in Ukraine. Many have lost their jobs and their livelihoods. While immediate support is needed in terms of housing and basic resources, these people will need to earn a living to provide for their families and regain financial security - also as a means to help reinvest in the rebuilding of their country. Therefore we are determined to help as many Ukrainian refugees as possible, which includes Ukrainians and anyone who has fled from Ukraine including BPOC students and workers, to find work. Despite this terrible situation, we want to help give all Ukrainian refugees a perspective for a better future - and this includes a job.
Therefore tbd* is offering FREE job listings to anyone who has committed to employing a person who has fled from Ukraine. To redeem a free listing, go here and use the code SupportUkraine when checking out. This code can also be used by help organizations working with Ukrainian refugees.
In addition, we have assembled a list of job platforms and employment resources focused on supporting Ukrainian refugees.
Jobs for Ukrainian Refugees:
JOB AID UKRAINE
Job aid for Ukrainian refugees supports people who had to leave their country. They want to bring jobseekers and employers together to support the integration into the European labor market and bring back financial security for those who were uprooted due to the war in Ukraine. https://www.jobaidukraine.com/
UA talents is a job platform for displaced persons from and within Ukraine. On UA Talents, companies from all over Europe can advertise their job openings to people from Ukraine who have lost their employment due to the war. https://www.uatalents.com/
Factory Berlin will be offering 6 months of free membership to forced migrants and those impacted by the Russian invasion in order to give them access to their network and facilities – everything from employment opportunities and support through their network to WIFI on campus. Apply for the free membership here.
Jobs4refugees is a charitable organization whose mission is to help refugees find work and apprenticeships. They support refugees with application training and workshops, finding relevant job-openings and during the entire application and hiring process.They also work with companies and suggest potential candidates to them. jobs4refugees.org
THE GERMAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
1) A good place to start if you are looking for a job or training placement in Germany is at the National Employment Agency, Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA): https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/fuer-menschen-aus-dem-ausland
2) If you are a migrant or an asylum-seeker, click on the link “Jobs und Praktika suchen” at https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/fuer-menschen-aus-dem-ausland/jobs-und-praktika-suchen
3) From there, you can search for jobs in your given field, ranging from IT work to building and construction or the arts.
This article will be updated on a continual basis. If you know of other initiatives aimed at supporting refugees through employment opportunities, please send us an email.