Over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees find jobs in Poland following Russian invasion

According to figures from the Polish Ministry of Labour, around 102,000 Ukrainian citizens have been employed after the government passed a law enabling the refugees to work without the need to obtain a special permit. PAP

Over 100,000 Ukrainians have found employment in Poland since Russia’s invasion in February.

According to figures from the Polish Ministry of Labour,  around 102,000 Ukrainian citizens have been employed after the government passed a law enabling the refugees to work without the need to obtain a special permit.

Since February 24 when Russia launched its invasion on Ukraine,  3,163,000 people have crossed the border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Thursday morning.

The vast majority of these, around 75 percent, are women, with half working in unskilled labour.

Family and social policy minister Marlena Maląg said: Zbigniew Meissner/PAP

Around 18 percent are doing office or other specialist work, with 14 percent engaged in industrial production and 11 percent in sales and services.

Another 10 percent are working in factories.

Family and social policy minister Marlena Maląg told Rzeczpospolita newspaper: "Every day, a few thousand more Ukrainian citizens find employment, thanks to which they gain a source of income and have a chance to live independently in our country.

“These people mainly perform simple work in industries in which employers report shortages of staff.

She added: “The situation on the labour market in Poland is good, and employers are constantly looking for new employees.”