“We already have 1,400 employment contracts concluded with these Ukrainian citizens”, announced Minister Ana Mendes Godinho at a hearing at the parliamentary committee on Budget and Finance on the State Budget for 2022.

Ana Mendes Godinho also added that there are “29,000 job offers spread across the country for Ukrainian citizens”, who fled the country after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

Importance of foreigners

During the hearing the minister also highlighted the importance of all foreign citizens in the national labour market, which contributes to the stability of social security: “At the moment, 10% of the people who are contributing to social security are foreigners and are part of this collective effort”.