Ukrainian refugees help to counter country’s labour shortage

Nearly 6,000 jobs are being filled by the recent arrivals, who have the same rights to work and social welfare as Irish citizens, with around half of these posts in the food and accommodation sector

Around half of the Ukrainian refugees who have found employment in Ireland are working in pubs, restaurants and hotels. Picture: Shutterstock

Around 5,300 Ukrainian refugees have found jobs in Ireland, helping to reduce the country’s labour shortage.

Hundreds of Ukrainians are even working two jobs, according to the latest Revenue figures. Around half of those who have found employment are working in pubs, restaurants and hotels, where the labour shortage is the most severe.

There are now around 39,825 Ukrainian refugees living here, with around 1,200 arriving in the past week. The state is providing accommodation ...