We turned job-matching events into real job opportunities for many Ukrainians.
We are committed to assisting as many Ukrainians as possible to integrate into the Danish labour market. In June, Styrelsen for Arbejdsmarked og Rekruttering and Aid Ukraine Denmark worked hand in hand to organise large-scale job-matching events for Ukrainians in Copenhagen and Roskilde. Around twenty-five companies presented different job opportunities to 1200 Ukrainians. It was a mix of big multinational and medium-sized Danish businesses. It was very encouraging to see them taking the lead. Both job fairs have been very successful as many Ukrainians got employed as a result.
Niels Aarslew, VEU-coordinator Arbejdsmarkedskontor Øst at Styrelsen for Arbejdsmarked og Rekruttering, has acknowledged the collaboration with Aid Ukraine Denmark as highly effective and fruitful: “Aid Ukraine Denmark has delivered a very valuable and highly appreciated contribution to the successful job-match events for Ukrainians in Copenhagen and Roskilde. They have been extremely helpful in contacting participating companies and Ukrainians and providing voluntary interpreters for the event. Aid Ukraine Denmark deserves all the credit they can get for their dedication and effort.”
On the side of Aid Ukraine Denmark, representatives of several teams were involved: Jobs & Skills, Translation, Secretariat, and Communication. Margarita Chalmer, the lead for Jobs & Skills, acknowledged an outstanding support by many helping hands: “Together we turned job-matching events into real job opportunities for many Ukrainians. By no means an easy task – but highly necessary and helpful.“
We received positive feedback from Ukrainians seeking jobs and our interpreters working during two job fairs. Interpreter Mariia says: “I am very thankful for participating in the Job Fair for Ukrainians. It was an incredible experience for me. It was a meaningful and fulfilling job to help people like me and my fellow citizens in need. We are bound with the same tragedy, lost homes and employment, and we had to flee to save our lives. We want to work, and we need jobs. Sometimes people just wanted to communicate, hear the Ukrainian language, and feel solidarity. I believe such events help not only to find a job but also engagement and integration in Denmark.”