Due to the pandemic, every ninth employee changed the form of employment with an employer. Among young people up to 24 years of age – even one in five had to agree to a new contract – results from a study commissioned by the Personnel Service. Most often, Poles switched from a mandate contract or a specific task to an employment contract. This scenario concerned every fourth person changing the form of employment. Slightly less, because 21 percent of employees had to face the opposite scenario. 14 percent of people started their own business.
"The pandemic caused quite a confusion in the labor market. Fear and uncertainty prevailed among employees and employers. This had its consequences, among others in terms of the preferred form of employment. contracts changed in the pandemic. This was obviously related to the anti-crisis shields, which rewarded the maintenance of jobs and employment based on this form. Many people, however, faced the transition from a contract of employment to a contract of mandate, contract of specific work or B2B," Krzysztof Inglot, President of the Management Board of Personnel Service, said.