During the war, many Ukrainian entrepreneurs have suspended or even closed their businesses, and the IT industry is no exception. In order to support the Ukrainian economy and provide jobs for those working in the sector, the European Association of Software Engineers (EASE) has set up a platform for IT cooperation: “EASE Work” (https://work.it-ease.com), according to the association.
EASE Work is a platform that brings together potential partners with players in the Ukrainian IT market.
“Our main message is we don’t need donations, we need work!” indicate the representatives of the association.
What EASE Work offers:
- Self-employed IT specialists have the opportunity to send an application with a CV and find a project to implement;
- IT companies can add information about their team or individual employees who are ready to fulfill orders;
- Companies can apply to an entire IT team and make sure that the work is done efficiently and on time.
In addition, EASE is responsible for each order that is shipped through the EASE Work platform.
“EASE is a well-known IT community. The association is well-known both in Ukraine and in the world, and we take our reputation very seriously. So this platform is our reputation project: we are responsible for it,” said Vladislav Savchenko, the association’s president.
The platform is designed especially for the IT sector and business audience. The service covers all the legal aspects necessary for the work. These can be found in the “Terms and Conditions” section.
“Our association includes 47 international IT companies, most of which are based in Ukraine. During the war, these companies have new needs that need to be met. To ensure the security of our team, we have started working to meet the needs of our citizens: relocation, stable internet “One of the most important tasks is to find new orders and customers, as almost 80% of the current job has been canceled,” says the association ‘s executive director Lubova Mochalova.
According to her, several companies have already closed because foreign customers are afraid of the unstable geopolitical situation in Ukraine. As a result, they are not sure about the quality of the work done. At the same time Ukrainian customers are unable to fill the lost amounts because simply do not have the funds to pay for projects.
“We have a lot of international partners, but Ukraine has free IT resources. We decided to bring all these people together in one platform, so that each of them would be a winner,” adds Lubova Mochalova.