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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-13/2193 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||25 April 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
The Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest , which advises and supports existing and new entrepreneurs and foreign trade, runs a platform Jobs4UA.cz matching Czech companies and Ukrainian job seekers.
Czech companies have a long-term problem with a lack of labour force. This platform, created in cooperation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic , the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and the main employers´ associations should help both Czech companies and Ukrainian refugees.
The aim of the website, which is run in Czech and Ukrainian version, is to help Czech employers to attract Ukrainian job seekers, while Ukrainians on this website can respond to job offers in their native language. The website also offers basic information on the Czech labour legislation and occupational safety and health in Ukrainians.
To ensure the reliability of job offers, only CzechInvest clients and members of 11 employers' associations (with the largest associations, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic among others) are allowed to publish their vacancies on the website.
According to CzechInvest, this website should not replace activities of labour offices, but rather to alleviate their work onslaught in the coming days.
As of 26 April 2022, there are 747 vacancies available on the website.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Company / Companies
Local / regional government
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Informed||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Employers' associations have been actively involved in designing and implementing of the measure.
Employers' associations support this measure, although according to the Confederation of Employers' and Entrepreneurs' Associations of the Czech Republic the migration from Ukraine can't solve the problem with the lack of labour force and still other measures to attract qualified workers from third countries are necessary.
Trade unions in general support measures which should help Ukrainian refugees, however, are more cautious and warn the government, that – due to the increasing prices of energy and food, connected with the Ukrainian crisis – it is necessary to reconsider the level of social benefits and also price limits on some products to avoid income poverty.
Eurofound (2022), Jobs4UA.cz: A platform for Ukrainian jobseekers, measure CZ-2022-13/2193 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2022-13_2193.html
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