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    66% of Ukrainians in our country are university graduates and ready to work immediately

    Posted by Bulgaria for Ukraine on April 2, 2022

    Nearly 70% of Ukrainian citizens who came to Bulgaria because of the war are ready to start work immediately, according to data from the Employment Agency.

    Until the last day of March, the agency’s mobile teams had visited 238 places where Ukrainians fleeing the war were housed. The experts consulted 3,279 Ukrainian citizens on the spot, and 940 filled in the online application form of the Employment Agency, which aims to study their readiness to start work.

    Survey data show that 66% of Ukrainian citizens are ready to start work immediately, 20% are ready to start work in 1 to 6 months, and 10% of people can start work if care is provided for their children.

    A large percentage of Ukrainian citizens who fled Bulgaria from the war have higher education – 66% of respondents, followed by those with an average of 32%, and working as an office secretary is among the most desirable of them (26% of respondents), followed by work as a hotel administrator – 25%, valet – 20%, work in restaurants and entertainment – 18%, sales consultant – 16%, restaurateur – 16%, computer operator – 15%, cashier – 14%, cook – 13%, production worker – 13%.

    The largest percentage of those wishing to start work want this to happen in the big cities – Burgas, Varna, Plovdiv and Sofia. 42% of Ukrainian citizens have settled for short-term (up to 1 month) accommodation, almost half of respondents – 49% have long-term accommodation, and 9% said they have no accommodation.

    Bulgarian employers, for their part, declare their readiness to hire Ukrainian citizens. 424 employers have sought services for hiring Ukrainian citizens, and the positions announced by them are 2830. In total, in March, the vacancies announced by the Employment Agency, which are directed to job seekers, are 17,302 jobs.

    According to processed data from 219 surveys with employers, 82% of them are ready to hire Ukrainian citizens immediately, 11% can hire after 3 months, and 7% – after 6 months. The need for employees with higher education is 21%, and employees with secondary education are sought by 46% of employers. Many employers are willing to hire people with primary and higher education, depending on the vacancy they will hold.

    Over 50% of employers are ready to provide permanent employment to people, and 17% of them have the opportunity to provide housing for employees. 21% of employers are ready to provide transport, and 8% – to cooperate with child care.

    Most needs of employees are stated in the field of communication and computer technology, informatics and computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and automation, chemical technology, food technology and tourism.

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