Polish Job Fair in London aims to attract Poles home - ministry

“Many Poles living abroad do not realise the positive changes that have been made in recent years on the Polish labour market,” Kuberski stressed. Tytus Żmijewski/PAP

Over 30 enterprises and public institutions took part in the Polish Job Fair in London on Sunday. Poles living in the UK were presented with concrete job offers both in the private sector and in State Treasury companies and public administration.

The organisers showed Poles in the UK how much their country had changed in recent years, encouraging them to return home. The fair was opened by Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz and Deputy Minister for Family, Labour and Social Policy Kazimierz Kuberski.

"I know that returning to Poland after years of emigration can be difficult," Minister Emilewicz told attendees. "But I hope that you will perceive that it is no longer the same country that you left. If you still have any doubts, we will resolve them today.""Poland is a country of new opportunities, that has travelled a long road. It is no longer a place that people leave with the aim of finding a better life. We know that there is still a lot of work ahead of us. But I am convinced that with your help we will manage to achieve even more. I warmly invite you to return. I know first hand that it is worth it," the minister added.

"We realise that some Poles have developed themselves overseas and will remain in emigration for good," Deputy Minister Kuberski commented. "But there is also a second group, which is considering returning to the homeland, to their families and friends. Often the decision to return is accompanied by fears about the difficulties of finding work on the labour market in Poland, uncertainty about social security of your families. We want to dispel those fears. Many Poles living abroad do not realise the positive changes that have been made in recent years on the Polish labour market," Kuberski stressed.