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Factsheet for measure EE-2022-10/2304 Updated – measures in Estonia

Job portal for Ukrainian refugees

Tööportaal Ukraina põgenikele

Country Estonia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 02 March 2022 – 01 August 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
Author Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound
Measure added 17 May 2022 (updated 01 April 2023)

Background information

Due to the war in Ukraine more than 20,000 refugees have come to Estonia to stay here temporarily or permanently. To ease the process of Ukrainian refugees finding a job and Estonian employers finding employees, the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund has set up a new job offers portal where employers can post their vacancies suitable for the refugees.

Content of measure

The Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund published a specific web page for companies to publish their jobs for the Ukrainian war refugees. This will allow refugees to find suitable jobs during their temporary or permanent stay in Estonia and facilitate the process for the refugees by gathering all jobs suitable for them to one place. Through the webpage, persons can contact those companies, ask additional questions and apply for the jobs. The service is free of charge to use for all. The offers vary greatly and include for example jobs for maintenance workers, waiters, couriers as well as purchasing managers, IT specialists and accountants.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

22 February 2023

In February 2023, the website appears inactive and features only a link to Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund web portal, instructing job-seeking visitors to use this instead. A news article published in July 2022 mentioned that by mid-July, most job offers on OnlineExpo were also available on Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund web portal. An update to the Unemployment Insurance Fund web portal includes Ukrainian language option for job offers portal and allow employers to indicate in job offers that a job is suitable for refugees.

Use of measure

On 17 May 2022, there are 647 job offers in the portal. No information about the number of jobs accepted by the refugees is available.

Target groups

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

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Public employment service
No special funding required

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No information.

Views and reactions

No information.



Eurofound (2022), Job portal for Ukrainian refugees, measure EE-2022-10/2304 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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