Poles are of the opinion that Ukrainians are not a threat to them on the labor market (78 percent of people say so). The exceptions are young people and people with basic education. In these groups, the fear of competition from Ukrainians is greater. The pandemic also cooled down the mood towards immigrants. Almost half of Poles believe that fewer foreigners should come to our country - according to the "Polish Labor Market Barometer" of the Personnel Service. The company's experts indicate that with the current staff deficit, there will be plenty of work for Poles. And the Ukrainians are needed. Currently, there is a clear revival in bringing them to the country.
The pandemic changed the attitude of Poles towards economic immigrants. The "Polish Labor Market Barometer" shows that, in the face of the current situation, almost every second respondent (45 percent) believes that fewer foreign workers should come to Poland. Such views are closer mainly to young people – such an answer was chosen by as many as 53 percent of people aged 25-34. Every fourth respondent has a different opinion.
"Concerns about the possibility of losing a job by an employee from Ukraine are clearer in the pandemic, which is not surprising given that the Central Statistical Office data shows growing concerns about employment and their own financial situation. We are still not able to fill all the staffing gaps with native workers, so it is accelerating the recruitment of staff from Ukraine. However, this is a complimentary migration. Staff from the East works where there is a shortage of Poles," Krzysztof Inglot, President of the Management Board of Personnel Service, said.