The system attracting unemployed citizens to the “Recovery Army” was introduced in Ukraine. People will be involved in socially useful work such as cleaning, debris clearance, shelter arranging, and repair work, and get paid.

This was reported by The Village Ukraine referring to the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.

“Today we have two armies: one defends the country at the front, the other works. People who have lost their jobs for various reasons will be able to join the country’s “Recovery Army”, and the state will pay for their work at the minimum wage level , which is UAH 6,700 ($183) as of October,” says Economy Minister Yuliya Svyrydenko.

The Recovery Army workers will:

  • equip and strengthen the block posts, cut down trees to make trenches;
  • collect firewood for the military and the civilians;
  • remove the rubble and restore residential buildings and other premises damaged as a result of hostilities;
  • strengthen the dams;
  • clear the roadways from debris;
  • unload humanitarian aid;
  • equip basements in high-rise buildings and schools to organize shelters;
  • carry out repair and restoration works on social premises;
  • help internally displaced persons, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

All able-bodied citizens, in particular, registered unemployed and internally displaced persons who do not have health restrictions, will be involved in the work. Fixed-term labor contracts will be concluded with the participants of such works following the Labor Code of Ukraine.

According to The Village, currently, socially useful works have already been introduced in Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts. In Sumy Oblast, almost 400 unemployed people are involved in 18 territorial communities with no active hostilities. In Chernihiv Oblast, 78 unemployed people were involved in socially useful work.

Earlier this week we reported, that the unemployment rate in Ukraine was expected to reach 30% by the end of 2022, according to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Svyrydenko said that during the Fifth Ukrainian-German Economic Forum.