Social Affairs Ministry wants to employ Ukrainian caregivers


The Czech Republic will seek to bring around 2,000 Ukrainian care-givers to the Czech Republic under a special project, the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jaroslava Němcová told journalists on Monday.

Social services in the Czech Republic have been struggling to deal with a lack of caregivers in old-age homes and institutions for disabled people. Němcová said other areas of the economy would also benefit from facilitating the process of issuing work permits for Ukrainians willing to fill the growing number of vacancies on the job market.

There are currently over 374,000 foreigners working in the country, of those 70,000 are Ukrainian nationals.