Polish firms employ over 200,000 Ukrainians under simplified procedure

As many as 200,101 Ukrainians have been employed under a simplified procedure that Poland introduced to help them find work, the Ministry of Family and Labour has said.

Under a special law, Ukrainian citizens who arrived in Poland after February 24, when Russia invaded their country, can take up employment without the need to apply for a special work permit.

Most of the newly-employed Ukrainians have found jobs in Poland's central provinces of Mazowieckie and Łódzkie, western Wielkopolskie and south-western Dolnoślaskie, the ministry said in a news release on Monday.

Among other solutions, the draft law offers Polish language training to the refugees and streamlines labour inspection.