// M&S, Asos and Lush have joined a business initiative to offer employment to Ukrainian refugees
// Asos aims to hire a “double digit” number of refugees in UK based tech engineering roles due to Ukraine’s “strong skill set in this area”
Retailers including Marks & Spencer, Lush and Asos are in talks with the government to offer employment and accommodation to refugees fleeing Ukraine.
A group of more than 45 large businesses are lobbying the government to make it easier for Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK.
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Lush told BBC News it was “happy to consider refugees for any role, even those we would usually advertise for internal candidates only”.
M&S said it was “absolutely committed” to the humanitarian cause in Ukraine as it confirmed its involvement.
Online fashion retailer Asos said that it aimed to hire a “double digit” number of refugees in tech engineering roles based in the UK due to Ukraine’s “strong skill set in this area”.
Tesco has already made 1,400 roles available for refugees in its central European business and has established a Ukrainian language recruitment helpline. It will also provide language training for successful applicants.