According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 4 million Ukrainians have left the country, losing their homes, jobs, and sources of income. Moreover, 79% of Ukrainian companies were forced to stop entirely or almost entirely operating. Even after the end of hostilities, Ukrainians will not be able to immediately return home due to economic crisis, destroyed infrastructure and other factors that will take time to resolve.
UN Global Compact Network Ukraine, together with UN Global Compact Network Poland, launched the “Give a job for UA project”. The initiative aims to help Ukrainian refugees with employment and offers businesses from around the world an opportunity to support Ukraine by hiring them.
Businesses can support the project in two areas:
- uniting businesses in the search for vacancies for Ukrainians worldwide, matching refugees with relevant jobs;
- sharing the call through the Global Compact Network participants to urge the maximum number of companies to create opportunities for Ukrainians.
Businesses will benefit through the access to skilled candidates, ethnic experience and cultural diversity, strengthening of the brand reputation, and extension of the CSR case portfolio.
» More information about the initiative and its involvement opportunities are available here.