: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainians overqualified for Polish job market

About a third of Ukrainians coming to Poland for work are university educated, but only some 5,000 out of more than a million Ukrainians found a suitable job in 2016, a new report shows, according to Radio Poland.

Polish employers are eager to hire Ukrainians mostly for manual labor, often at construction sites, because their salary expectations are lower than that of Poles, the report by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna said, Radio Poland wrote.

According to the daily, when it comes to specialists, Poles still prefer to hire their compatriots, as Ukrainians coming to Poland often do not speak Polish well enough to efficiently communicate with locals.

The paper added that the language barrier did not matter as much in big corporations in Poland if the Ukrainians knew English well, ”but those who [speak English] stay in Ukraine, as their salaries there are already high,” Dziennik Gazeta Prawna wrote.


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