About Us

About United Work

United Work Reintegration and Placement Services is an NGO that is running a social responsibility project funded by the Dutch Government aiming to support Syrian refugees being employed in Turkey.

In 2016, a survey has been carried out amongst Dutch companies in Turkey, as an initiative from the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and Development to employ Syrian refugees at companies in Turkey. In regard to the results of the survey; United Work has been founded with the motto “From Refugee to Employee" by the fund granted.

United Work functions as a non-profit organization offering complimentary search and selection services based on job descriptions companies provide, organizing interviews, along with pre-job trainings focusing on enhancing soft skills, on improving cultural learning and on social and work life adaptation and work permit consultancy. United Work is the one and only organization that is offering job seeking, placement, work permit consultancy and adaptation modules as a package under one roof.

Milestones

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2016

March 1 2016

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a questionnaire about Refugee Employment Project to Dutch companies operating in Turkey

May 24 2016

United Work has been established as a foundation in Eindhoven in the Netherlands

2017

January 24 2017

United Work Team started to orientation training

February 3 2017

United Work started its efforts in Şişli – Istanbul Headquarter

February 9 2017

First “Self Support Program” Module started with 15 trainees

April 21 2017

First placement was for “Marm Assistance A.Ş.” – Obadia Serdar

May 11 2017

A working visit has been organized with the participation of Dutch Embassy and Dutch Consul General

May 22 2017

First outreach office in Sultanbeyli has been opened within Refugee Association premises

May 24 2017

First placement for companies with Dutch origin; Muhammed Sawas has been placed to “Unilever” with the title WCM Specialist

June 13 2017

First woman placement in “Medical Help Turkey” – Leen Abdulmohsen

September 30 2017

Yearly target of 200 placements has been reached within 19 weeks and the first year has ended 3 months earlier than calendar year

October 1 2017

2. year has been planned as 15 months with the support of Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs. 2nd year’s target is three-times of the first year’s target; 600 placements

October 3 2017

Mr. Erik Weststrate from the Dutch Embassy to Turkey and Mr. Bart van Bolhuis from the Dutch Consul General in İstanbl has visited United Work receiving detailed information on our efforts

December 27 2017

First branch office has been established in İzmir Basmane

2018

January 2 2018

First time work permit has been paid by United Work on behalf of “Clinic Expert” for Abdurrahman Kakeh

January 22 2018

First time a training module organized in a city United Work does not have a region office. Kilis – “Elyaf Triko” (Inditex Supplier)

February 21 2018

Second outreach office started its efforts in Fatih İstanbul

May 11 2018

Circa 200 “H&M” Supplier has been welcomed to United Work Headquarter for the employer module on “Adaptation of Employers to Syrian Workforce”

May 20 2018

Second Branch office started its efforts in Bursa Fomara Square

June 30 2018

Second years target of 600 placement has been reached within 9 months

August 31 2018

Within 1 year, 1000 registered placements has been reached; this was a psychological threshold

October 8 2018

United Work hosted its 1000X event with the attendance of Dutch Consulate Marjanne de Kwaasteniet

2019

January 11 2019

United Work became a certified İŞKUR employment agency.

February 2 2019

01.02.2019 We finalized our biggest placement so far (254 candidates).

May 1 2019

El Corte Ingles, an Amfori member, was awarded second place in Member’s Award contest for its collaboration with United Work.

June 1 2019

United Work provided consultancy services for its 500th private company.

June 1 2019

United Work became a United Nations Global Compact member.

July 1 2019

Started our third working term.

September 1 2019

Provided employment opportunities to Spark Scholarship benefactors in Hatay, Mersin and Gaziantep.

October 1 2019

Our 3000th placement.

November 1 2019

TROB collaboration was initiated.

Our Team

İstanbul

Abdullatif Haskilo

Trainer

Abdulrahman Bakri

Field Officer

Ahmet Soykarcı

Digital Marketing Assistant

Burçin Oflu

Project Manager

Çizgi Eryılmaz

Consultant

Cüneyt Yeşil

Procurement Specialist

Emin Aslan

Meal Officer

Emre Turanoğlu

Field Officer

Enis Kösem

General Manager

Galip Özcan

Finance Officer

Hasan Demirezen

Fundraising Specialist

Hasan Kılıj

Field Officer

Hasret Güneş

Project Manager

Huda El Helal

Trainer

Merve Kocabağ

Office assistant

Rahmi Uçkan

OfficeStaff

Rslan Rihan

Consultant

Simge Kıran

Business Development Manager

Taha Böyükdikmen

Work Permit Consultant

Yusef İssa Basha

HR Assistant

İzmir

Abdullah Yousef

Trainer

Aylin Sönmezoğlu

Branch Manager

Esra Akgul

Office assistant

Ruba Osman

Consultant

Bursa

Büşra Öztaşkın

Assistant

Nilay Ekal

BranchManager

Ankara

Hikmet Balbay

Work Permit Consultant

Nevin Adıyeke

Branch Manager

Oğuzhan Erdoğan

Business Development Manager

Kayseri

Elife Okur

Business Development Manager

Konya

Murat Tunç

Business Development Manager