At BonelliErede’s office in Via Marostica, the job placement office for Ukrainian refugees is being officially inaugurated today after opening its doors on May 10.
The Help Center office has already assisted numerous refugees in finding employment. BonelliErede, a leader in legal and tax services in Italy, Cometa Formazione, a social cooperative that helps young people enter the workforce, and ITA2030, a group of professionals from various backgrounds who pool their resources and expertise to support nonprofit projects, came up with the concept.
The center is accessible through shelters in the Milan area and job search websites run by the Municipality of Milan and is open to all Ukrainians in Milan looking for employment.
The Municipality of Milan has hosted thousands of Ukrainian refugees since the start of the conflict in their country; there are currently 150 new arrivals daily, and the number is only projected to rise in the months to come.
The major obstacles they encounter are language barriers, the lack of acceptance of Ukrainian academic credentials, and occasionally a lack of employable skills. Due to the support of businesses who want to assist people whose lives have been shattered by the tragedy of war, the center focuses on mapping their abilities and aptitudes and delivering specialized language and training courses in order to overcome these obstacles.
Marcello Giustiniani, head of BonelliErede’s CSR Committee and president of ITA2030, said, “BonelliErede’s purpose is to be a point of exchange for resources and skills and a bridge between the for-profit and non-profit worlds.