Working in Münsterland | Employment of Ukrainian refugees
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Job placement

How do I find Ukrainian refugees who are looking for a job?

The online platforms listed here bring Ukrainian jobseekers and employers together. You can post your job vacancies there free of charge and find job applications. This selection is not exhaustive.

What other ways are there?

Charitable institutions

Volunteers often accompany refugees over a longer period of time and can therefore usually assess the qualifications of the refugees well. Contacting charitable institutions and volunteers is therefore a good way to find potential new employees with a refugee background.


Since 1 June 2022, the job centres have been responsible for refugees from Ukraine. Provided that the requirements are met, they are entitled to benefits for living expenses, including health insurance. In addition to these support benefits, the refugees receive access to all support and qualification offers, such as language courses, integration courses and further training opportunities. The job centres support them in the recognition of their vocational qualifications and work closely with the relevant authorities and network partners. Both the Employment Agency and the job centres can be responsible for placing the refugees in work. As soon as the refugees are registered with the Job Centre, the Job Centres are responsible for questions regarding job placement. Employers can contact the following contact points:

Jobcentre contact points in Münsterland

Note: Not all districts organise the employer service in the same way. We therefore recommend that you first call the district to find out who to contact.


Employers can call the Federal Employment Agency on 0800 - 4 5555-20. You will then automatically be connected to the contact person responsible for your company location.

General information on the Employer Service can be found on the homepage of the Federal Employment Agency. You can find an overview of the employment agencies in Münsterland here.

Who supports me in the search for and integration of refugees at the place of work?

Welcome guides

The initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy "Passgenaue Besetzung - Willkommenslotsen" offers support in filling vacant training and employment positions with refugees within the framework of a funding programme. They provide nationwide support for integration and help with issues such as language support, residence status, qualification requirements and funding opportunities.

Checklist for employers

The "Netzwerk Unternehmen integrieren Flüchtlinge" (Businesses Integrate Refugees Network) has created a checklist that shows how the employment of refugees from Ukraine can succeed. From registration with the relevant foreigners authority to onboarding in the company and at the place of residence.

General Ukraine aid in the Münsterland

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The city of Münster and the districts in the Münsterland region provide information on their websites on the topic of Ukraine aid. As a rule, the contact persons in the cities and municipalities are also listed there.

  • District of Borken. You can find more information here.
  • Coesfeld district. You can find more information here.
  • City of Münster. You can find more information here.
  • Steinfurt district. You can find more information here.
  • District of Warendorf. You can find more information here.

Link-Tips Ukraine-Aid

Selection of links on the entry and residence of Ukrainian refugees
  • KOFA Competence Centre for Skilled Workers. You can find more information here.
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs. You can find more information here.
  • Netzwerk Unternehmen integrieren Flüchtlinge. You can find more information here.
  • BDA THE EMPLOYERS. You can find more information here.
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research. You can find more information here.

Your contact persons

Get in touch and let's talk about your concerns. We will be happy to develop the next steps together with you.

Monika Leiking
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Monika Leiking
Head of Service Onboarding@Münsterland

0049 2571 94 93 15

Birgit Stübing-Beunink
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