Employment and wages grow in February – GUS

According to data released by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), the average employment in companies in February grew by 3.7 percent year-on-year, while the wages grew by 6.8 percent. In month-to-month terms, employment grew by 0.2 percent, while salaries increased by 0.2 percent as well.

Vacancies drop in Q4 – GUS

There were 117,816 vacancies in Poland at end-Q4, compared to 77,975 in the corresponding period in 2016, the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported.

Locked content Poland 9th in the Women in Work Index

Poland has kept its ninth place in the latest Women in Work Index report compiled by PwC consultancy. “Since 2000, when the first ranking was created, Poland has advanced by 10 places which is one of the best results in the entire OECD, except for Luxembourg and Israel. We have reduced the differenc...

Locked content GUS: women constitute 44.5% of the workforce

According to the Central Statistics Office GUS data, at end-Q3 last year, out of 16.5 million people in the workforce, 44.5 percent were women. The most “feminized” is health care and social care, where 81.7 percent of employees are female. Other sectors with a high percentage of female workers incl...

Companies face more recruitment issues – report

According to a report published by HR consultancy Work Service, the number of companies that have trouble filling vacancies has increased by 18 percentage points last year. Currently, every other company is facing such difficulties.

Poles work 41.2 hours per week – Eurostat

On average, a full-time European employee works 40.3 hours a week, according to data released by the EU statistical office Eurostat. People work the longest in the UK (42.3 hours), while Denmark had the shortest (37.8 hours), Poland with 41.2 hours was fifth.

Locked content Consultations on employer-sponsored PPK pension plans soon

Poland is finishing works on the draft bill on the employer-sponsored pension plans PPK and will launch consultations on it soon, the Ministry of Finance said. The new program seeks to have firms and employees put a total of 3.5 percent of gross wages into privately managed Employee Pension Plans (P...

Report: 25% of companies will invest in work automation

As many as 25 percent of companies plan to invest in work automation and replace some of their employees with machines or robots, while 60 percent do not plan such actions, according to the latest Work Service survey. As experts point out, in the coming years’ staff shortages will be covered b...

Locked content Labor ministry: wage gap in Poland at PLN 700

The wage gap in Poland ranges from 7- 18.5 percent according to various calculations, the Ministry of Labor said. These figures translate to some PLN 700 difference in monthly pay for men and women in Poland. “Statistically, a woman, doing the same or comparable work as a man, earns less. According ...

Locked content GUS: 1.5 mln Poles with minimum wage in 2016

According to data released by the Central Statistics Office GUS, in 2016, as many as 1.46 million Poles received minimum wage (set then at PLN 1,850 gross), which is about 13 percent of all people employed under a contract. The biggest number of them worked in trade, car repair, hospitality, and cat...