IODP/Effective Aid Ukraine – an Irish-registered charity helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Ireland – has launched a jobs and accommodation project that aims to place 200 people in jobs and accommodation.

The project links Ukrainian refugees with Irish employers who have jobs with accommodation. The charity’s founder, Tom McEnaney, said it was a win-win for refugees, for Irish employers and for the Irish State, which could save an initial €8m annually on welfare and housing costs.  

Effective Aid Ukraine has partnered with recruitment specialists Kaizen Workforce Solutions on a pilot project, with 10 Ukraine refugees who were previously based in an emergency-accommodation centre and a further 10 candidates are now being sought.

The individuals now work as supply-chain operatives in a warehouse environment with a large Irish company and the charity is seeking more employers to help it hit its initial target of 200 roles.

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