The number of Ukrainian workers coming to Poland increased nearly three times in May to 94,000 compared to under 34,000 in April, daily Rzeczpospolita wrote on Wednesday citing data from the country's border guard headquarters.
Recruitment agency Gremi Personal, which has 13 offices around Poland says it is responding to high demand: 67% of Ukrainians who left Poland due to the epidemiological situation want to return, according to a telephone survey conducted by the company.
Nearly 50 people took advantage of the free flight home.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Monday that solutions would be forthcoming for employers and employees in connection with the coronavirus epidemic.
Nearly 97 pct of surveyed entrepreneurs are afraid of coronavirus's impact on their business, and 73 pct are already feeling the effects of the Wuhan virus attack, shows a study by the Business Center Club (BCC) among member companies, published on Friday.
Former presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Aleksander Kwasniewski on Tuesday appealed for more rights for Ukrainians employed in Poland.
Approximately $3.8 billion was sent to Ukraine by the million or so Ukrainian citizens that are thought to have settled in Poland these last few years.
Of the 232,000 work permits issued in the first six months of 2019, over 23,000 were given to citizens of 10 Asian countries who found Poland to be “a better life, better wages, a safe life, law which is in force and respected.”
Around 10,000 coins dating back 200 years were found in the basement of a Kraków building sometimes called the “House of the Abbott” and had been stashed in linen bags which had long since decayed away.
With Poland battling a labour shortage that has left firms struggling to find workers the pool of untapped labour could prove to be a serious asset.