Thousands of Mariupol residents lost not only their homes, but also their jobs. In order not to leave them alone with this problem, the Mariupol City Council, together with USAID and GIZ, launched an employment project.
Professional recruiters work in 17 Mariupol centers across the country. They help to find a job in a new city. In addition, there is a separate free retraining program.
“Our task is to create powerful support for Mariupol residents that will help them to start life anew. Providing an opportunity to is the main foundation for this”, says Vadym Boichenko.
Currently, the retraining initiative is operating in 11 cities. These are Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kryvyi Rih, Kropyvnytskyi, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Ivano Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi, and Ternopil. Mariupol residents are retraining to administrator, barber, accountant, beautician, cook, tractor driver, SMM manager, and other in-demand professions.
Among them is Hanna from Mariupol, a resident of Cherkasy. She is already taking sewing courses:
“I dreamed of learning to sew for a very long time. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”