It is increasingly difficult to hire physical workers in Poland, according to a report by Trenkwalder, the Polish branch of an international group specializing in recruitment. Although over 70 percent of companies declare that the number of their employees is over ten percent higher than a year ago, the net employment dynamics has fallen to 2.8 percent, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS). The biggest shortages concern physical workers – as many as 39 percent of companies are pointing to this issue.
“The rate of growth of automation in Polish enterprises is too low to quickly replace people with machines that would do simple physical work. At the same time, the supply of workers ready to take up work won’t increase in the near future, hence the need to employ foreigners and make it easier to get them to work and legalize their stay and employment,” believes Ewelina Glińska-Kołodziej, the operational director of Trenkwalder.