Asda, a British supermarket chain, has announced its plans to offer 1,500 jobs openings for Ukrainian refugees who fled their homes in Ukraine because of the Russian invasion. It comes as retailers band together to help supply jobs to refugees in the country.
Anyone coming from Ukraine can apply for a job on the Asda careers website by simply ticking a box to confirm their nationality. If they meet the criteria outlined in the job specification, the supermarket will offer them an interview. The British government has been urged by several businesses to help make recruiting refugees easier.
Hayley Tatum, Asda’s Chief People Officer, could not even imagine the suffering of those forced to flee their homes and seek refuge abroad in the past weeks. According to Tatum, Asda aims to support Ukrainian refugees by providing employment opportunities to help give them a sense of stability and security to build a new life.
Asda will also be providing Ukrainian-language welcome packs to make settling in easier and introduce badges for Ukrainian-speaking colleagues to wear in stores to help customers from Ukraine feel more welcome in stores.