The horeca “job borrel” that was hosted by Make It In The North and other five organizations on April 5th was a resounding success, reported OOGTV.
The event took place in six different locations in Groningen and Drenthe and saw a large turnout of Ukrainian refugees keen to explore their job options in the hospitality industry.
At De Drie Gezusters, one of the locations in Groningen, interpreter Svetlana Been was there to assist Ukrainians during their search and interactions with possible employers. She told OOGTV that the language barrier can be a problem, because not all of them speak English, but they are motivated and happy to be able to work in the Netherlands.
Since April 1st, people who fled from Ukraine (and thus fall under the EU Temporary Protection Directive) don’t need a job permit to work in the Netherlands.
The job borrel featured employers from a sector, horeca, that was hit hard by the COVID-19 restrictions in the past two years. Now that everything is open again, hospitality entrepreneurs are in desperate need of workers, with hundreds of vacancies to fill in a short time span.