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Poland / A country of cheap labour ?

That was the perception of a majority of CEOs of multinational corporations who were asked in a recent survey Continue reading

Amazon in Poland / To create 6,000 jobs

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN:US), the world’s largest e-commerce company, will hire 6,000 permanent employees in three new logistics centers in Poland to build capacity for further expansion in Europe. The Seattle-based company plans to open two centers near Wroclaw in southwestern Poland and one facility near the city of Poznan, 150 miles east of Berlin, Amazon … Continue reading

Poland / Unemployment rate falls to 13.5 per cent in May

Poland’s jobless rate fell to 13.5 per cent at the end of May from 14 per cent the previous month as warmer weather saw an increase in seasonal outdoor jobs. The Central Statistical Office said Tuesday that some 2.17 million people in this nation of 38 million were without a job in May. Experts say … Continue reading

Poland / Fiat announces 1,500 layoffs

Fiat announced 1,500 layoffs at its Polish operations to reduce production, as demand is plummeting in Europe. Fiat forecasts losses of 700 million euros ($903 million) in Europe this year. The cuts will come at the Tychy plant as well as from sales staff in the country, Fiat said in a statement on Friday. Fiat … Continue reading

Fiat / To slash 1,500 jobs in Poland

Italian carmaker Fiat said Friday it would slash 1,500 jobs in a plant in Poland due to falling demand for small cars in the European market. Output in Tychy, southern Poland, was projected to fall below 300,000 vehicles next year, down from 600,000 in 2009, Fiat said in a statement. The company summoned Polish unions … Continue reading

Poland – Polimex to slash workforce by 1,744

Troubled Polish construction firm Polimex-Mostostal has announced plans to fire 1,744 workers by March 2013. The company, which has found itself in dire financial straits, currently employs nearly 10,000. The builder took heavy losses on infrastructure projects in the wake of the Euro 2012 soccer championships, when it signed unfavorable agreements that didn’t allow it … Continue reading

Poland – Youth Unemployment

Even though Poland does not belong to the group of countries where the global crisis has had an extensively negative impact on the economy in statistical terms, the main negative phenomena concerning its youth include the rise of unemployment, the growth of precarious employment and in-work poverty. This situation should be attributed to an already … Continue reading

Polish Unemployment: 12.6% In May

Poland’s jobless rate eased to 12.6% in May from 12.9% in April, the labor ministry said Wednesday. via Polish Unemployment Eases To 12.6% In May – Labor Ministry. — Unemployment Rate

Migrant Workers | A8 Countries | Great Britain: Overall, have contributed to the growth of the UK economy

“In May 2004 the UK, Sweden and Ireland were the only EU countries to fully open their labour markets to migrant workers from A8 countries.[1]” write Nick Clark and Jane Hardy in Free Movement in the EU – The Case of Great Britain, a report publisher on Bibliothek der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. “The same access to labour … Continue reading

Poland | Unemployment Rate drops to 13.3 pct

Government statistics show that Poland’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 13.3 percent in March, from 13.5 percent the month before. It was the first drop in the jobless rate since the figure started rising in November… Source: Read More @ Poland’s unemployment drops to 13.3 pct in March – CBS News.

Older Workers | Swedih Companies | Among the worst

Despite a large share of Sweden’s senior work force en route for retirement in the next few years, Swedish companies are among the worst in the world at recruiting and keeping people over fifty in employment. According to a study carried out by recruitment agency Manpower, only eight percent of Swedish employers have a strategy … Continue reading

Pensions after the financial and economic crisis: a comparative analysis of recent reforms in Europe

 “This paper look at the impact of the economic and financial crisis on pensions policy across Europe, and assesses the first measures proposed and/or introduced in four EU countries. France and Sweden are typical examples of social insurance systems, while Poland and the UK are examples of multipillar systems.” writes David Natali in Pensions after the financial and economic crisis: … Continue reading

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