1,400 Ukrainian refugees already have work contract

  • Lusa
  • 27 April 2022

Labour minister Mendes Godinho also added that there are 29,000 job offers in Portugal for Ukrainian citizens.

Portugal’s labour minister announced on Wednesday that work contracts have been concluded with 1,400 Ukrainian refugees who came to Portugal fleeing the war, with about 29,000 job offers spread across the country.

“We have 1,400 work contract contracts signed with these Ukrainian citizens,” Minister Ana Mendes Godinho announced at a hearing before the parliamentary Budget and Finance committee on the budget for 2022 in the areas she oversees.

Mendes Godinho added that there are “29,000 job offers spread across the country for Ukrainian citizens,” who fled the country after Russia invaded on February 24.

During the hearing, which is taking place in parliament, the minister also stressed the importance of all foreign citizens in the national labour market, who contribute to the stability of social security: “At the moment, 10% of the people who are contributing to social security are foreigners and they are part of this collective effort”, with their social security contributions.