The Analytical Center of Gremi Personal, an international employment company, has analyzed the sectors in which Ukrainians can find employment in autumn and winter. The data is based on labor market research and official statistics.
The Polish economy is experiencing a crisis, but it is not as deep as during the first wave of the coronavirus. According to the Central Statistical Office, in the third quarter, Poland's GDP decreased by 1.6 percent compared to the same period last year, while noting an increase by 7.7 percent compared to the second quarter, i.e. the period of national quarantine. In general, Poland is going through the crisis better than Ukraine and other European countries, where the average decline in GDP is 4.3 percent. Manufacturing companies are doing best during the second wave of the crisis.
At the turn of January and February, a seasonal increase in the production volume is forecasted in automotive and electronic plants, which currently employ many Ukrainians.
"The situation may change by a pandemic. However, we can already see that manufacturing companies are coping much better with the second wave of coronavirus than with the first. Currently, companies employing Ukrainians are stable. The number of vacancies for Ukrainians is also close to last year's, regardless of the fact that some factories slightly cut production, fearing that their goods would not find buyers due to the decline in consumption. We were surprised that the shipbuilding companies we work with did not slow down their production either. Their yacht orders are planned two years in advance,” Tomas Bogdevic, CEO of Gremi Personal international employment agency, said
According to Bogdevic, it is more difficult to find a job in the gastronomy and hotel industry, as well as in the service industry. Restaurants and cafes in Poland are only take-away, so they need fewer employees. Hotels, on the other hand, are open only to business travelers, and the Polish government does not plan to re-open them for everyone for the winter holidays until January 17.