Russia’s war on Ukraine has caused untold economic pain to Ukrainians. There are reportedly over 500,000 Ukrainians who freelance part or full-time through internet-based platforms whose lives have been disrupted and turned upside down.

The country is full of extraordinarily qualified and talented tech, web, translation, data, and creative professionals in various fields, hungry to work remotely for U.S. and other Western companies.

In addition, millions of displaced Ukrainian refugees need to support their families in their new homes while supporting relatives back in Ukraine. The Ukrainian work ethic is well known, and their honesty and dependability to get projects done on time within a sometimes limited budget have been incredibly helpful to my company, personally speaking.

Now is the perfect time to outsource to Ukrainians or refugees and help them to help themselves.  As with any hiring decision, be they vendor, employee, or freelancer, always do your due diligence. Here are just a few resources for hiring Ukrainians either in Ukraine, remotely, or in the USA.

VIDEO PRODUCTION - Anastasia Zui

Ukraine has some amazing talent in the fields of video and film production.  None garner our praise from first-hand experience more than Anastasia Zui. Anastasia's dedication and talent is why she became such a beloved member of the Raw Travel crew. Anastasia is currently based in Kyiv and if you'd like to hire Anastasia for a project, please contact us HERE. 

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Anastasia Zui - Cinematographer & Videographer

VIDEO PRODUCTION - starlight_creative

starlight_creative is a Kyiv, Ukraine based, award-winning marketing and creative studio that ​unites top talent from Ukraine to design rich and vibrant ​experiences.

ANIMATORS - Mad Twins Art

Olya and Vira, “The Mad Twins,” are Ukrainian-born twin sisters who've worked with some incredible clients all around the world. After a classic art education in the Chernivtsi Children’s Art School in Ukraine, Olya & Vira self-studied animation to produce animated music videos for some of their favorite bands. 

Mad Twins is well-know for the award-winning video for Social Distortion “Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown” which premiered in Rolling Stone and has millions of views. They've also produced videos for Nekromantix “Horny in a Hearse,” Reverend Horton Heat “Hardscrabble Woman,” NOFX's "The Big Drag," Flogging Molly's "Song of Liberty," and many more. Find out more about the Mad Twins HERE.



The Mad Twins with Mike Ness of Social Distortion

Welcome Connect US

Welcome.US is a non-partisan, not-for-profit initiative connecting employer sponsors with potential employees from around the world. There are also numerous other ways to help refugees. Visit their website HERE to find out more. 

Employ Ukraine

employukraine.org - Over 10 million people have been displaced as a result of the war in Ukraine, including thousands of professionals. Can you hire one?

  • Totally free to use – no costs at all
  • 20,000+ candidates, 5000+ jobs
  • Candidates in software, industry, marketing, trade & more
  • Remote or in-person roles
  • Full-time, part-time, or task based
  • Hire direct, or through an Employer of Record
  • Hire from any country


UA Talents

UA Talents is a job board for employers and Ukrainian talent, specializing in tech talent.


Upwork

Upwork is a no-cost-to-join platform that helps companies hire freelancers on a job-by-job or project basis. Many Ukrainian freelancers garner jobs through this platform. I've personally hired production assistants, artist, translators, writers, web designers and more via this website with satisfactory or better results. 

Fiverr

Similar to Upwork, Fiverr is a platform for finding freelancers all around the globe to work remotely, typically on a project-by-project basis.