Sofia, Bulgaria: The government information service of Bulgaria yesterday, June 15, shared data stating that more than 5,600 Ukraine refugees have started working under the employment contract, representing 15% of the refugees working population.
These jobs are provided in nine (9) different professional fields and in 20 sectors, including – hotels and restaurants, administrative and ancillary activities, construction and professional activities and research and IT.
Managers, specialists, technicians, support and administrative staff are the different posts at which Ukraine refugees are being appointed in Bulgaria (considering their graduation). These are the posts which do not require certain qualifications.
The statement further notes that since the war started between Russia and Ukraine, over 33,000 Ukrainians have entered the borders of Bulgaria. Of this total number, more than 115,000 Ukraine refugees were provided with accommodation in the European country.
At present times, nearly 78,000 refugees are residing in Bulgaria, the statement further adds. Half of this number is currently living in the state bases and hotels under the new humanitarian programme.
The government of Bulgaria has been a very supportive ally nation to Ukraine during the ongoing Russian military invasion.
Earlier this month only, the Employment Agency of Bulgaria launched a scheme in order to assist the Ukraine refugees with temporary protection in the Balkan state of Bulgaria. Under this programme, 356 leva for three months will be granted to the working refugees supporting them in paying rents and overheads.
The money is being granted under the Solidarity project of the European Union, being funded by the Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2014-2020.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has entered its 111th day. As part of providing assistance to the war-torn country, Canada is sending ten replacement barrels to Ukraine to maintain the distance range and accuracy of the M777 howitzer artillery guns. The news was confirmed by Defense Minister Anita Anand of Canada on June 15.