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Poland: Majority of employers open to employing foreigners, study says

More and more Polish companies are deciding to employ foreign workers. According to a study conducted in August 2017 by Poland's largest employers’ organisation Business Centre Club and the International Organization for Migration, 60% of employers are open to employing foreign workers and almost 40 percent of them are doing it now.

The majority of employers interviewed (88 percent) argue that the lack of Polish workers with the required qualifications is the main reason for employing migrant workers. 41 percent of respondents hire foreigners because they work more effectively than Poles. 23 percent of entrepreneurs consider diversity in employment as instrumental for their business success. For 18 percent of respondents, employment of migrant workers is cheaper.

The main difficulties related to the employment of foreigners indicated by employers who participated in the study were: complicated bureaucratic procedures, finding a suitable employee and a prolonged waiting time for documents entitling foreigners to work legally in Poland.

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