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  • Army of Recovery: 135,000 referrals for public works already issued
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 28 May 2024 17:29

    Since the start of the Army of Recovery project, 135,000 referrals have been issued for temporarily unemployed Ukrainians to participate in public works to rebuild the country. In total, they have earned almost UAH 1 billion during this time. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Tetiana Berezhna.

    “We launched the Army of Recovery project in autumn 2022 to financially support people who have temporarily lost their jobs and engage them in rebuilding the country. People have the opportunity to engage in socially useful work and receive a salary that is higher than the average unemployment benefit. In total, the members of the Army of Recovery have earned almost UAH 1 billion for performing public works. It is important that after participating in the project, they often received offers from employers and became permanently employed,” said Tetiana Berezhna.

    Today, public works are carried out in 19 regions of the country. Among the top regions participating in the project are:

    • Kharkiv region – 23,850 referrals issued;
    • Donetsk region – 16,300;
    • Kyiv region – 15,000;
    • Chernihiv region – 14,800;
    • Poltava region – 14,500.

    The types of public works depend on the needs of a particular region. The military command, together with military administrations, determines what kind of work is needed in the region, informs the employment service, which offers registered unemployed people to take part in such work. These people sign fixed-term employment contracts for the period of work. Payment is made based on the hours worked, at a minimum of UAH 12,000 for full-time work.

    Most often, the unemployed are engaged in:

    • works to ensure the livelihoods of citizens affected by hostilities;
    • unloading, packing and delivering humanitarian aid;
    • providing social services to citizens in places of concentration of internally displaced persons and targeted assistance to IDPs;
    • weaving camouflage nets, preserving products for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, sewing clothes and repairing military ammunition;
    • assistance in caring for wounded soldiers in medical facilities;
    • clearing rubble, restoring residential buildings and premises, clearing railway tracks and roads damaged as a result of hostilities;
    • arranging and reinforcing checkpoints and basements for shelters.