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Factsheet for measure CZ-2022-13/2193 – measures in Czechia A platform for Ukrainian jobseekers – platforma pro uchazeče o zaměstnání z Ukrajiny

Country Czechia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 24 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category 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)

Background information

The Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest , which advises and supports existing and new entrepreneurs and foreign trade, runs a platform 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.

Content of measure

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.

Use of measure

As of 26 April 2022, there are 747 vacancies available on the website.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Employers' organisations
Company / Companies
Local / regional government
No special funding required

Social partners

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:

  • Only employers' organisations
  • Main level of involvement: Peak or cross-sectoral level


Employers' associations have been actively involved in designing and implementing of the measure.

Views and reactions

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.


  • 24 March 2022: Press release of Ministry of Industry and Trade/Tisková zpráva MPO (


Eurofound (2022), A platform for Ukrainian jobseekers, measure CZ-2022-13/2193 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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