In January this year, employers in Poland published 224,200 new job offers, i.e. by 24.3 percent less than a year ago (against a drop by 16.7 percent y/y in December), according to Grant Thornton, whose technological partner was Element.
"Perhaps this is just a one-off poor result, caused e.g. by exceptionally a cold winter, which negatively affected the number of job offers in the construction industry, but we will have to wait for the next months for a clear assessment of the situation," the report reads.
Poznań remains the leader of the decline in the number of jobs – employers published here 52 percent fewer job offers than a year ago. The situation is completely different in Szczecin or Kraków. Here, the number of new recruitments still has not returned to the pre-lockdown level, but the difference is small – only 4 percent and 9 percent respectively. The situation in Lublin and Bydgoszcz is not much worse.
"In the largest cities of Poland, on average, there are only 7.3 job offers per 1,000 inhabitants (compared to 8.4 a year ago). In January 2021, Warsaw offered the most job offers an average of 11.4 job offers for every thousand people. In this way, the capital surpassed Kraków, which has so far been the leader of this ranking. Poznań is the worst – there are only 2.6 job offers for the same number of inhabitants," we read further.