Poland is the leading country in the EU, and third in the world, at keeping people working during the pandemic, according to new research published on Wednesday.
Over 400,000 work permits were issued for foreigners in Poland in 2020, 10 times more than in 2010 and 30 times more than in 2004, when Poland joined the European Union, research has found.
Poland's unemployment rate is expected to settle at about 5.8-5.9 percent in September as the situation on the Polish labour market seems stable, a deputy family and social policy minister has told PAP.
A total of 28 percent of Polish companies have already employed Ukrainians while 25 percent plan to hire them in the coming 12 months, according to a recent survey carried out by a labour market researcher.
IT professionals have always been among the most sought-after workers in Poland, but the coronavirus pandemic has boosted their ratings even more, a report by employment consultancy Manpower Group has found.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the latest employment data is evidence of the good health of the Polish labour market.
The end of state coronavirus economic support programmes has not had any negative effects on the labour market, an economic think-tank said in reaction to the latest employment data.
Fifty eight percent of Poles are pessimistic about recent developments in their country and 64 percent have a negative view of the economic situation, the Kantar pollster revealed on Wednesday in a survey.
The Labour Market Index (WRP), which predicts future changes in the level of unemployment in Poland, fell by 0.7 points to 67.5 points in March, the Bureau for Investments and Economic Cycles (BIEC) said on Tuesday.
The findings of a report by the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) indicate that the global long-term costs of the Covid-19 pandemic for young people will total USD 44 trillion.