Immigrants from beyond the eastern border come to Poland not only to work. Despite the pandemic, they increasingly want to set up and develop businesses here. We can read about it on the front page of Rzeczpospolita daily on 25 March.
At the end of the pandemic year 2020, over 21.5 thousand foreigners conducting business activity were registered in the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) – almost 11 per cent more than a year earlier. Most of them were entrepreneurs from Ukraine, whose number increased by over one fifth last year to 5.9 thousand.
Rafał Mróz, Operational Director at EWL employment agency, reminds us that according to the agency’s research from autumn 2019, i.e. a few months before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 27 percent of Ukrainians working in Poland considered opening their own business here (…).
According to the EWL employment agency’s research, in the autumn of 2019 when more than 27 percent of Ukrainians working in Poland considered opening their own business in our country, they most often planned to operate in the service or trade sector. They were also willing to start businesses in the culture and entertainment industry, construction, logistics or hotel and catering. The coronavirus disrupted some of these plans, but has not diminished interest in business development.
‘We can observe that foreigners living in Poland, just like Poles, have learnt the lesson of the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic shutdown. That is why they more often check for opportunities of opening their own business in sectors immune to possible lockdowns, i.e. the food trade, logistics, renovation and construction industry or small services’,says Rafał Mróz, Operational Director at EWL.
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