In recent years, European entrepreneurs have in many cases a huge problem finding a suitably qualified workforce. Therefore, most companies seek support in foreign employees from Central and Eastern Europe. This applies not only to companies from Poland, but also to Western European countries. The latter are often able to offer immigrants from Ukraine, Belarus or Kazakhstan better working and pay conditions than Polish companies. In order for them to effectively compete with foreign entities in the fight for workers from the East, it is necessary to immediately adopt various changes in the country’s migration policy.
For years, Polish employers’ organizations have been making specific demands regarding the modification of the national migration policwgners should be dealt with not by the Ministry of Interior and Administration – as it has been the case so far – but by individual economic departments. Attention is also drawn to the need to extend the period of work opportunities according to simplified procedures from 6 to at least 12 or 18 months. The system of servicing foreigners should also be computerized.
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