Polish employment agencies are recruiting for work in Germany as demographic trends and skill shortages are ruining the labor market, reported Puls Biznesu. Polish employment agency Work Service leads the new initiative.
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Workers aged 50+ are the future of the Polish labor market. This is not an election campaign slogan, but an observation arising from the changing demographic situation.
Poland has a very low fertility rate, lower than the majority of European countries. There is a clear cultural difference – not so much in the level of wealth, but in the quality of life.
According to the forecasts of the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), by 2050 the population of Poland will decrease by about 4.5 million (to less than 34 million people). This outflow will affect the inhabitants of cities most acutely.
The Polish government hopes that after the introduction of the 500+ program, costing more than 1 per cent of GDP, it will be possible to increase Poland’s fertility rate.