The Czech branch of the Randstad recruitment agency and ADRA, a humanitarian organisation assisting people in need, have started working together on a project to help refugees from Ukraine. Randstad, who routinely offers these people jobs on the labour market, now also donates a certain sum of money to ADRA for every job it arranges for Ukrainians. ADRA will use this money for long-term projects, for example in the field of psychosocial care.
The aim of the cooperation between Randstad and ADRA is to help Ukrainian refugees integrate into Czech society. Randstad, who already actively offers jobs to refugees, will now also contribute all of its profits from each job placement for Ukrainians to ADRA projects. “Finding work for people is what we do best at Randstad. We also want to use our experience to support Ukrainian citizens who have found refuge in the Czech Republic. Randstad’s board of directors has decided to launch an assistance programme to provide jobs to Ukrainian refugees and, at the same time, contribute to ADRA projects that will help them integrate into Czech society,” explains Jacek Kowalak, CEO of Randstad Czech Republic.
ADRA plans to use the financial donations received through its cooperation with Randstad for projects supporting direct aid to refugees in the Czech Republic. Specifically, the money will go to psychosocial care and after-school activities for children. “Thousands of people are coming from Ukraine to many places in the Czech Republic every day. In the context of long-term humanitarian work and aid, we see employment and the resulting financial security as an essential part of their integration into society. ADRA’s motto is: We connect those who want to help with those who need it. This is exactly true of connecting newcomers from Ukraine with Randstad. We are very happy for that,” says Renáta Chlebková, fundraiser of ADRA Czech Republic.
Randstad has been working on plans to help refugees from Ukraine since the war started. In early March, it launched a special microsite on its website to help refugees find employment. The website, which is available under the domains praceukrajincum.cz and www.praceproukrajince.cz, offers job positions in many fields, together with personalised advice. It will also make it easier for Ukrainians to find their way around obtaining visas, insurance and residence permits. The whole site is in Ukrainian.