It has been six months since the outbreak of Warsaw of war in Ukraine, which has left a strong mark on the socio-economic situation of European countries, also because of the scale of migration, which is unique in world history. A report from the survey „War refugees from Ukraine. A Year in Poland“ conducted by EWL Migration Platform, the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw and Foundation for the Support of Migrants on the Labour Market “EWL”, commissioned by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, reveals the fate and needs of refugees who found themselves in Poland.
82% of adult refugees in Poland have taken up employment. it is worth adding that the employment rate among refugees of working age is 84%. Nearly 1/4 of them (27% of the employed) found a job within the first month of their stay in Poland, and 34% of those surveyed (41% of the employed) within 1 to 3 months after arriving in Poland.
This demonstrates the high effectiveness of the implemented systemic solutions (e.g. the simplified employment procedure) and the readiness of Polish employers to hire refugees. Of the refugees who have taken up employment in Poland, one in three (38%) declares that they changed their place of employment during their stay in Poland after February 24, 2022. This fact indicates a growing sense of confidence among the refugees and a desire to develop on the Polish labour market, followed by a search for more suitable job offers. Through learning the language and vocational training they have the opportunity to develop their potential in Poland.
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