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Vancouver tech business hires remote workers from Ukraine

ToolBelt reaches out to freelancers amid Russian invasion

By Will Campbell, Columbian Associate Editor
Published: May 25, 2022, 6:05am
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Egor Cotov hopes that in a few years, when things have settled down in Ukraine, to move his family to North America, where companies such as ToolBelt have given him financial stability and a sign that he has friends overseas.
Egor Cotov hopes that in a few years, when things have settled down in Ukraine, to move his family to North America, where companies such as ToolBelt have given him financial stability and a sign that he has friends overseas. (Photo contributed by Egor Cotov) Photo Gallery

“Hey. You doing OK?” wrote Ross Barbieri, co-founder of Vancouver-based ToolBelt. It was February, and he was writing to his former freelance worker Egor Cotov, who lives in Vinnytsia, in central Ukraine.

The two hadn’t spoken for a few months. They first met on the freelance-connections website Upwork in 2019 when Barbieri sought help for a tech project.

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