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July 4, 2022
According to the United Nations, more than six million Ukrainians have fled the country since the start of the full-scale war on February 24. Even though more than 1.5 million citizens have returned to Ukraine so far, the figures are still impressive. Millions of people have been forced to flee danger and seek a better life in other countries, according to the United Nations. Among them are photographers, artists, designers, producers, SMM managers, and others.
Depositphotos, an international content platform, and job search services UA Talents and Zaichenko Team recently collaborated on a project to track where Ukrainian artists emigrated, how they were employed, and what opportunities different countries offered them.
According to the founder of the Zaichenko Team platform, Maxim Zaichenko, now, there are many opportunities for Ukrainians looking for work abroad.
“Before the war, I noticed how foreign companies liked to work with us. We are highly valued, loved, and respected. The whole world knows that Ukraine has many talents in any field: IT, marketing, design, engineers, and more.”
UA Talents confirms that Ukrainians receive great support; many companies have started hiring workers from Ukraine remotely, and some have facilitated employment and adaptation conditions. To show the current situation in the creative market, the Depositphotos team has created an infographic with the latest data from UA Talents and Zaichenko Team.
According to the data provided by UA Talents, there are 1120 creative job openings in Ukraine and other European countries. Currently, 772 Ukrainian creatives are looking for a job, with 43% doing so domestically and 57% – abroad.
We found that Germany (52%) had a disproportionately high number of employment opportunities for creatives in the EU, surpassing Poland (5%), which had the next-highest percentage of vacancies.
As a result, since the onset of the Russian-Ukrainian war, most Ukrainian artists have fled to Poland (16.4%) and Germany (16%). The next three countries on the list are Spain, the Czech Republic, and France, which have become home to 2.3%, 2.2%, and 1.7% of creatives, respectively.
Our research reveals that the sector with the most significant number of open positions is marketing (22%), with the majority of vacancies being full-time (24%), remote (22%), and part-time (18%).
We also discovered that 18% of Ukrainian creatives aim to go to the EU soon, while 43% have already relocated there. Ukraine (65%) is the most preferred country for migration, followed by Poland (38%), Germany (36%), the United States (33%), and the United Kingdom (31%).
According to the HR departments of Depositphotos and VistaCreate, we are currently on the path to a brighter future in all areas, including the labor market. We will have even more cool experts and projects in the future. Ukraine will see the emergence of even more companies with a rich internal culture.
In today's challenging conditions, Ukrainian creators are discovering new possibilities. They develop, improve their skills, and find opportunities for professional growth. And once again, European companies and employers prove that Ukrainians are talented and diligent people worthy of support and respect.
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