Thursday 30 March 2023

Over 4,000 Ukrainian refugees find jobs in the Netherlands

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Some 4,300 Ukrainian refugees have found jobs in the Netherlands since April 1, figures from state jobs agency UWV have shown,

Ukrainian refugees are not required to have a work permit but employers who take on a refugee have a duty to register this with the UWV.

In the week after April 1, when registration became compulsory, 550 people had found work. That number increased by 850 in the next week, and in the last week of April some 1,350 employers said they had taken on a Ukrainian refugee.

Some 40% of the refugees worked via agencies, for instance in logistics, production or as cleaners, the UWV said. The hospitality sector, horticulture and business services, where there are also major staff shortages, are also proving popular.

Over 47,000 Ukrainian nationals are so far reported to have settled in the Netherlands.

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