Do you have questions about work and income in the Netherlands? These resources will help you on your way.
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Several initiatives are available for refugees focussing on work and internships. Please note: in many cases, employers ask that you are able to speak some Dutch or English.
Are you looking for a job? RefugeeWork helps you with that. RefugeeWork arranges the first contact with your potential employer. RefugeeWork looks for a match between you and the job that suits you. They also provide information about regulations, subsidy possibilities and other practical matters that are important for you as an employee. The website of RefugeeWork is available in 11 languages, including Ukrainian, Russian and English. The Dutch Council for Refugees and Start Foundation have jointly set up this platform to bring refugees and employers together.
The SER (Social and Economic Council) advises the Dutch Government and Parliament on social and economic policy. The SER has a special website with information on (volunteering) work, training, and language. You will also find information on regulations regarding work for refugees.
Refugee Start Force
Refugee Start Force is a community and recruitment network that helps job seeking refugees to get in touch with employers.
Refugee Talent Hub
The Refugee Talent Hub brings together employers and job seekers with a refugee background. Together with employers, they organize activities that increase your chances on the labour market.
Stagemarkt.nl (Internship Market)
Stagemarkt.nl shows which companies in the area have room for an intern or apprentice. Website is only available in Dutch.
Fursa matches academically qualified refugees with companies. You can react to job openings via the website.
NewBees guides newcomers (refugees) to find their place in the Netherlands. They do this by offering e.g., traineeships and workshops.
Duizend1 is an employment agency for refugees.
UA talents matches refugees who are looking for a job with employers.
Banen voor Oekraïners (Jobs for Ukrainians)
Are you looking for a job? Banen voor Oekraïners (Jobs for Ukrainians) brings together supply and demand on their site. As a job seeker you can register through this form.
Voluntary work by refugees from Ukraine
Everyone, except undocumented migrants, is free to provide services on a voluntary basis. Refugees from Ukraine have a special residence status and are therefore allowed to volunteer.
Employment agency for refugees
Heroyam is an employment agency that aims to help refugees from Ukraine find their place in society by offering them employment.
Jobs for scientists
Many universities and academic institutions are doing their best to create jobs for refugees from Ukraine. Here are a few websites where you can find an overview of the options:
Jobs for teachers
On the website Meesterbaan you can find all vacancies in education for refugees from Ukraine. You can sort by function and location among other things. Keep in mind that some vacancies ask for a teaching qualification and knowledge of the Dutch language.