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Demand for labor force of different professions and qualifications increases in Kyiv

The demand for labor of various professions and qualifications is growing in Kyiv. At the beginning of May, the database of the capital’s employment service contained about 3,000 current vacancies. However, many businesses are experiencing a shortage of skilled workers.
Every fifth vacancy is for professionals: engineers, teachers, analysts and economists. Due to the martial law, there is an increased demand for representatives of blue-collar professions that were previously considered predominantly male: installers, electricians, mechanics, electric and gas welders, seamstresses, building maintenance workers, and painters.
Employers are looking for specialists in various fields: accountants, nurses, educators, electricians, personnel inspectors, and paramedics. Trade and service workers are in demand, including cooks, salespeople, educators’ assistants, and social workers. At the same time, there is a growing demand for unskilled labor, such as cleaners, unskilled laborers, loaders, and kitchen workers.
TOP vacancies with the highest salaries:
– Defense forces: inspectors and police officers of the special police – UAH 126 thousand;
– IT industry: software engineers, software development and testing specialists, software engineers – UAH 110 thousand;
– enterprises with foreign investments: professionals in the organization of protection of information with limited access – 69 thousand UAH, sales managers – 67 thousand UAH, journalists – 54 thousand UAH, editors – 51 thousand UAH, analysts – 50 thousand UAH, psychologists – 47 thousand UAH;
– skilled professionals: public procurement specialists – UAH 45 thousand, chief accountants – UAH 43 thousand, plastic surgeons, carpenters and vehicle drivers – UAH 40 thousand each.
While offering modern competitive salaries, employers also place high demands on the qualifications of candidates. The Kyiv City Employment Service, through employment promotion programs, vocational training and an individual approach, will provide jobs for all job seekers and, if necessary, help them increase their competitiveness in the labor market.

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Experts Club analytical center, Adonis medical group hold seminar on pre-medical care for teachers

The Experts Club analytical center and the Adonis medical group held a seminar on providing pre-medical care for teachers.

According to a press release, the workshop was designed taking into account the current situation and the importance of ensuring the safety of students and is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to provide first aid in the event of injuries.

“With the beginning of the new school year in Ukraine, new rules came into force, providing for different modes of education depending on the level of security in different regions. These measures were introduced in response to the high level of danger. Training teachers and educators to provide first aid to children is an important initiative aimed at ensuring safety in educational institutions,” the press release emphasizes.

Experts Club founder Maksim Urakin emphasized that teachers play a key role in the lives of children, and knowledge of pre-medical care skills is part of education, which can save lives.

In turn, Tetiana Lahovska, the executive director of the Irpin Community Foundation, which acted as a partner in the seminar, noted that “the main thing in pre-medical care is the speed of action to stabilize the victim’s condition.”

Experts Club and Adonis promise to continue to support and implement similar educational initiatives.

The training was attended by university and school teachers in Kyiv and Bucha district of Kyiv region.

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Janitors, nurses, plumbers, electricians, sales assistants, doctors, teachers and pharmacists are most in demand among employers in Kyiv, the Kyiv City Employment Center reports.
“Since the beginning of 2022, some 23,500 people have applied to the Kyiv City Employment Center for services. As of June 2, 14,400 unemployed are registered with the capital’s employment service (last year there were 16,200 on this date),” the information department of the Kyiv City Employment Center said in a statement.
It is noted that with the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, the labor market of Kyiv has undergone changes, in particular, a significant number of employees of enterprises and organizations of the city were evacuated to the western regions of Ukraine and abroad or were mobilized into units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and territorial defense, and many other residents moved to the capital, mainly from eastern regions.
So, as of June 2, there were 1,500 vacancies in the base of the capital’s employment service, and in general since the beginning of the year there were 15,400.
“Today, the most in demand among employers in Kyiv are janitors, nurses, plumbers, electricians for the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment, sales consultants, doctors, teachers, pharmacists,” the report says.
It is noted that the most paid vacancies are the professions of computer software engineer (UAH 110,000), computer software development specialist (UAH 110,000), software engineer (UAH 55,000), paramedic (UAH 32,000), head manager of the division (UAH 29,000), head of the financial department (UAH 23,000) and quality control manager (UAH 23,000).

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Education and Science Minister Serhiy Shkarlet says nearly 22,000 Ukrainian teachers have moved abroad because of the war.
“Today, according to statistics, we are constantly updating it, there are almost 22 thousand teachers who have moved outside the territory of Ukraine,” Shkarlet said in an interview on the air of the national telethon on Thursday morning.
The minister also noted that today in Ukraine more than 10 million people are in the status of temporarily displaced people, of which about 3.5 million people are abroad.
“Approximately 25% of them are children of school age or students. Thus, we have 2.5 million students and schoolchildren who were forced to move,” he added.
Shkarlet said that in one way or another all the countries of the European Union help Ukrainian teachers, pupils and students, but he especially noted Greece, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic countries, and Slovenia.



Almost 88.2% of Ukrainian teachers have already received one dose of the vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine said.
“As of today, October 25, 2021, at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination was received by 88.2% of employees of general secondary education institutions, almost 400,000 teachers across the country were vaccinated with two doses,” the Ministry of Education said.
It is reported, that the highest level of vaccination is demonstrated by: Mykolaiv region – 98%, Kyiv region – 95.5%, Kharkiv region – 94.6%, Donetsk region – 92.7%, Khmelnytsky region – 91.6% (full and incomplete vaccination cycle). At the same time, the vaccination threshold of 80% of school workers has not been reached only in Rivne region.
The ministry reports that 8,000 schools are on vacation since October 25. In the regions caught in “red” zones of epidemic danger, there are schools on vacation or distance learning that have not reached the vaccination rate of 100%. In Odesa region there are 149 schools, in Donetsk region – 93, in Zaporizhia region – 47.

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Almost 81% of teachers in Ukraine have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Shkarlet said.
“Today, 81% of school workers have already been vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over the past five days, the number of teachers vaccinated with the first dose in Lviv region has increased by 18%, by almost 14% in Dnipropetrovsk region,” Shkarlet wrote in his Telegram channel.
According to him, 67.9% of teachers passed the full vaccination cycle in Luhansk region, in Cherkasy region – 64%, in Poltava region – 62.8%, in the city of Kyiv – 62.6%, in Sumy region – 59.7%. At the same time, the minister says that Kherson, Rivne and Odesa regions have not yet demonstrated tangible progress in vaccination rates.

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