Adecco Group’s platform, which launched in mid-March, was set up as a job-matching site, to aid people displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

Of those registering their CVs on Adecco Group’s platform, the most frequently mentioned areas of work experience are: administration, customer services, sales and trading, and hospitality.

Also, more than eight in ten (85%) of those seeing work on the platform are women.

They have already posted around 3,000 vacancies, and applications have been made for jobs on the platform by more than 3,200 people who fled Ukraine and who are now trying to start new lives outside the country.

This happens at a time when the number of refugees outside the country tops 4 million.

 

Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer of the Adecco Group:

“As a Group, we work hard every day to deliver on our purpose of making the future work for everyone. We have been heartened by the initial uptake of this platform by partner companies, and how it is helping so many displaced Ukrainian people connect to new opportunities”

Dehaze also states that it is important to aid Ukrainian refugees “to bridge skills gaps with practical training” and “enhance their ability to secure jobs.”

“I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the companies who have joined this initiative and opened their doors to refugees. Together we can make a meaningful impact in the lives of many.”

 

A business consortium

Aside from this job matching platform, the UK has seen many initiatives taken by companies to aid Ukrainian refugees find work when they arrive in the UK.

Over 100 businesses have joined an informal business consortium.

The founder of this consortium, British entrepreneur Emma Sinclair, states that there was “an overwhelming desire to help refugees resettle and have meaningful lives, finding employment commensurate with experience.”

She continues, stating that the launch was the first step “towards significantly accelerating the pace.”

The companies who have signed up to this scheme have committed to helping 50 refugees learn English and receive settlement support.

Another aim is to match the refugees’ skills and experience to relevant jobs so they are able to enter skilled professions.

Referring to the UK’s skills shortage, PageGroup Chief Executive, Steve Ingham says that the scheme would “provide talent to UK businesses that are crying out for skilled employees as well as breakdown entry barriers to employment for the Ukrainian refuges.”