Over 60 percent of Ukrainian refugees working jobs below qualification level

Around three-fifths of economically active Ukrainian refugees in Czechia are working in jobs below their qualification level, the government’s commissioner for human rights, Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková, said at a press conference on Tuesday. She spoke of the need to improve Czech language education for refugees and to make the process of getting Ukrainian qualifications recognised easier.

Currently, more than 380,000 refugees from Ukraine have temporary protection in Czechia. The commissioner estimated that around 120,000 of these are economically active, with 61 percent working in jobs they are overqualified for.

Author: Anna Fodor