Charity says refugee jobs and accommodation project will save state €8m a year

IODP/Effective Aid Ukraine is seeking more employers to participate in the scheme

Natalya Stetsenko from Ukraine and Tom McEnaney, media consultant and founder of Effective Aid Ukraine: the charity has partnered with Kaizen Workforce for a pilot project placing ten Ukrainian refugees in jobs that include accommodation. Picture: Fergal Phillips

An Irish charity has launched a jobs and accommodation project that it claims will save the state €8 million a year by linking Ukrainian refugees with employers who have jobs available that come with accommodation.

In the first phase of the project, IODP/Effective Aid Ukraine, an Irish-registered charity that is helping Ukrainians settle in Ireland, aims to place 200 refugees in paid jobs.

Tom McEnaney, the charity’s founder, said it had partnered with recruitment specialists ...