In Ukraine, half of the refugees are not going to leave Poland after the end of the war. At the same time, the lion’s share of Ukrainians has already found a job in a neighboring country.
This is stated in the material GLOBAL HAPPENINGS. The sociological survey was carried out by EWL. It turned out that only 31% of Ukrainians are ready to return home immediately after the end of the war. Others want to make sure there are no risks to their safety.
“Most of the refugees after the end of the war will wait for some more time to finally make sure that it is safe in Ukraine and whether it is worth returning. receive education in Poland. Some have already started a family, some have nowhere to go through bombed houses,” the agency explains.
There are about 2.3 million Ukrainians in Poland, half of them arrived before February 24, 2022. The Poles created all the conditions for the Ukrainians: they were allowed to enter the labor market, they were allowed to receive education free of charge, they were provided with housing, social benefits. 3.5 billion euros were spent in support of Ukrainian refugees.
This is a huge amount. But on the other hand, Ukrainian refugees quickly adapted, eight out of ten people have already found work. As a result: the refugees paid 10 billion euros in taxes and fully compensated for the costs of their support. The average salary in Poland is several times higher than the Ukrainian one; for a full-time job, Ukrainians can earn about UAH 29,000 per month.
“For a young man, you can easily find a job for 50 thousand UAH. It is more difficult for girls, there are fewer vacancies. But my friend got a job in a restaurant for 39 thousand UAH, if converted from zlotys. My daughter-in-law works at a cannery and consistently earns 40- UAH 46 thousand,” says Ukrainian Olga. In Ukraine, she left a man who continues to work and helps elderly parents. Olga says: many of her friends have already taken their men to Poland, crossing the border with fake volunteer documents costs about 1 thousand euros.
“My grandson is five years old. I take him to kindergarten, pick him up. If you don’t pick him up on time, you will have to pay for staying in kindergarten. And my daughter-in-law works. So my grandson learned Polish in a year. He now has three languages: Ukrainian, Polish and Russian,” says the Ukrainian.
As Gremi Personal told GLOBAL HAPPENINGS, stories about how difficult it is for Ukrainians to find work in Poland are a myth. Surveys confirm that most applicants find a job in the first month of their search. As company representative Anna Dzhobolda noted, business in Poland competes not only for Ukrainians for low-skilled jobs, but is also ready to hire specialists with high professional skills. If a Ukrainian has managed to learn the Polish language, in fact he can compete in the labor market on an equal footing with Polish citizens.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, Ukrainians in Romania cannot count on payments from the authorities of this country at all. However, in Romania there are assistance programs from international organizations, in particular, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
We also figured out what payments are given to Ukrainians in Poland. Assistance is provided mainly to families with children.
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