Over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees found jobs in Poland

Under a law adopted in March, Ukrainian refugees that entered Poland after 24 February can take up employment with no need for special permits or declarations. More than 102,000 Ukrainians, 75% of which are women, have already found jobs because of the new provisions, the ministry informed. [Shutterstock/Yanosh Nemesh]

About 102,000 Ukrainian refugees who fled to Poland since the start of the war in Ukraine have managed to find employment in the country, the family, labour, and social policy ministry has said.

Under a law adopted in March, Ukrainian refugees that entered Poland after 24 February can take up employment with no need for special permits or declarations. More than 102,000 Ukrainians, 75% of which are women, have already found jobs because of the new provisions, the ministry informed.

“Every day, another few thousand Ukrainian citizens find employment (in Poland), gaining a livelihood and a chance for independent living in our country. Most of them take up simple jobs in the sectors where employers report shortages in personnel,” said Family and Social Policy Minister Marlena Maląg.

“The situation in the Polish labour market is good, and the employers continue to seek new workers,” she added.

About 14,200 are employed as industrial workers and craftspersons, while 10,700 work in the service sector and as salespeople. Another 10,000 found jobs as engineers and machine operators. Fewer get employed as office workers, specialists, and technicians.

Refugees who struggle to find a job may register in district employment agencies to receive job assistance and professional guidance. They can also count on professional training and language courses.

Around 3,116,000 Ukrainians have crossed the Polish border since 24 February, the Polish border guard reported on Tuesday (3 May).

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