Ukrainians in Poland: Poland needs Ukrainian workers to compensate labour shortage

13:12 Sep. 8, 2016

Poland needs Ukrainian workers to compensate labour shortage

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki takes part in the 6th European Financial Congress in Sopot, Poland 13th, June 2016 (

Vice Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wants at least a million of Ukrainians to work in Poland

According to the Ministry of Labour, Poland could lose up to 1,35 million of workers, or 10% of an employable population, before 2020. Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Labour Mateusz Morawiecki says that the government needs to compensate this deficit as soon as possible, reports

The minister has a decision: to invite workers from Ukraine. Morawiecki mentioned that "things in Ukraine do not go well", so working abroad could support Ukrainian economics during the next several years. Some people may stay in Poland, but most – will return home, assures Morawiecki.

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The idea is to invite people to work after it will be coordinated with Development, Internal Affairs and Family Ministries, so the newcomers would get all the necessary support.

Read more Ukraine, Poland to deepen economic cooperation

In February 2016 Poland adopted the so-called "Morawiecki plan". Its goal is to support Polish business, its productivity, to increase investments etc. 

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