Tesco offers job opportunities to Ukrainian citizens

Published on: 10 March 2022
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Tesco in Slovakia offers Ukrainians jobs in addition to food, humanitarian, financial, and product aid. The chain promises to offer vacancies to Ukrainian war refugees. Tesco accepts Ukrainians in their native language. The chain's career website will also list Ukrainian openings. Ukrainians who plan to stay in Slovakia can also apply for 500 vacancies this year.

Tesco has a long history of hiring foreigners, including colleagues from Ukraine. Other activities in support of an inclusive culture are carried out on a continuous basis by the chain. Tesco was the first company in Slovakia to publish the Report on the Fulfillment of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in the spring of 2021, as part of these activities.

The chain will directly hire Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict. Tesco has open positions not only in stores, but also in distribution warehouses and the central office.

"Tesco has always stood by people in need and their support is important to us. It is crucial for us to be able to help in available ways to those who have had to leave their homes and their jobs as a result of the war. Tesco is committed to provide employment opportunities for Ukrainians on a long-term and continuous basis and to ensure that the interview and recruitment process is as comfortable as possible for them. In this way, in addition to humanitarian, financial and product support, we want to help people fleeing the conflict who remain in Slovakia and will be looking for work, "

says Katarína Pšenáková, Tesco´s Communications Manager.

At the same time, Tesco offers existing colleagues of Ukrainian nationality who have decided to return to their home country a 12-week paid leave with the possibility of returning to their jobs.

On Monday, March 7, 2022, the chain launched an extraordinary food collection in Slovakian supermarkets and hypermarkets. Customers can donate durable food and hygiene items until March 20, 2022. They can also participate by purchasing Tesco Online. Tesco will match its customers' donations after the collection is completed.

"Everyone is welcome at Tesco. We create such working conditions so that anyone who wants to work with us can develop their job and talent. Today, we are working intensively to enable the people of Ukraine who come to us as a result of the war to find work and to fully integrate into the work process. We are currently reviewing our internal recruitment processes, as well as our legal framework, so that we can employ the people of Ukraine who have requested temporary refuge in Slovakia. Our career site will have a separate section in Ukrainian. Our Ukrainian-speaking colleagues also help job seekers, who ensure the recruitment process in their mother tongue, ”

explains Miroslava Rychtárechová, Tesco´s HR Director in Slovakia.

Tesco stores have supported local initiatives and organizations that provide border assistance since February 24, 2022, and store managers and other Tesco colleagues have shown tremendous solidarity.

Tesco collaborated with several traders from the Slovak Alliance of Modern Trade (SAMO) over the last weekend of February to assist people affected by current events. The Tesco truck delivered the necessary assistance to the border as far as Uba on Sunday, February 27, 2022. More than 40 tons of food and hygiene supplies were left for people fleeing the Ukraine conflict. Tesco provided baby food, baby milk, confectionery, sponge cakes, soups, pâtés, wet wipes, diapers, and feminine hygiene products as part of the joint assistance.

Tesco Group contributes £1 million (€1.2 million) to the Red Cross Crisis in order to assist Ukraine.

Source: Tesco news

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