More than 4 million Ukrainians have left the country, losing their homes, jobs, and sources of income.

This is according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Also, 79 percent of Ukrainian companies have been forced to entirely or almost entirely stop operating.

“Russian military aggression forced millions of Ukrainians to leave their homeland. They lived through horrible things and lost their homes and jobs. Some of them left their families. Every day they worry and fear for their relatives who remained in Ukraine.

“And yet, Ukrainians want to work and bring their knowledge and skills to benefit those companies that will lend them a helping hand. Global Compact Network Ukraine encourages businesses worldwide: Give a Job For UA, give them a chance for a decent future,” says CEO of Global Compact Network Ukraine, Tatiana Saharuk,


Give a job for UA 

To aid both the Ukrainian economy and the employment of Ukrainians globally, an initiative named the Give a job for UA project has been established.

It aims to help Ukrainian refugees with employment and offers businesses from around the world an opportunity to support Ukraine by hiring them. Such vacancies will be posted for free on Jooble and Happy Monday job search platforms.

“During the first month of the war, thousands of important and necessary projects appeared in various fields, including employment. But current initiatives mostly gather existing vacancies. The goal of the Give a Job to UA project is to create new job opportunities. We understand that the current labour market in most countries has been quite balanced, but the wave of talented, hard-working Ukrainians reshaped the market, and we need extra efforts to bring it to the new level of stability, we need to create new jobs for Ukrainians,” says co-founder and CEO of Happy Monday, Hanna Mazur.


Matching skills with professions 

Together with Global Compact Network Ukraine, Parimatch calls to 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.

It is important to “help Ukrainians find a job in the EU countries that sheltered them during Russia’s military aggression. Most Ukrainian refugees do not have the funds to stay abroad for too long. Despite being representatives of different professions, they are united by similar difficulties and desire to work. Therefore, we need to ensure Ukrainians’ legal and safe employment in the European labour market,” says CEO of Jooble, Dmytro Gryn.






Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.