More than 3,000 jobs were offered at job fairs conducted between October and December 2022 in Bălți, Cahul, Căușeni and Ungheni. The events were organised by the National Employment Agency (NEA) and its local offices, in partnership with the ‘Mayors for Economic Growth’ (M4EG) initiative, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The fairs targeted not only locals but also Ukrainian refugees in Moldova. Potential employers prepared information materials for them in Ukrainian and a series of events on socio-economic integration.
“These events are part of the assistance we provide to refugees and host communities. We aim to support the socio-economic inclusion of people who have fled war to the neighbouring country,” said Valentin Croitoru, Project Coordinator at the Mayors for Economic Growth initiative.
Under this initiative, refugees from Ukraine are encouraged to take advantage of the employment opportunities offered by the IT sector. Around 200 refugees in Bălți and Găgăuzia region will attend IT courses as well as short-term Romanian language courses to better access employment opportunities and integrate into their host communities.
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