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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ukrainian Workers Headed For Poland?

This from Ukrayinska Pravda:

Poland Facilitates Entry for Ukrainian Workers

Polish government facilitates entry in the country for immigrant workers from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

It was announced by the deputy Minister of labor and social policy Kazimezh Kubersky, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

According to his words, on July 20 a respective decree comes into force allowing the residents of these three countries work “in all sectors” of the national economy.

When making a speech at the press conference Mr. Kubersky explained this decision by growing demand for workforce caused by economic growth.

According to the estimates of the Ministry of Labor, Poland needs 500 thousand foreign workers annually, predominantly in agriculture and construction fields, and qualified engineers and health care workers are also in big demand.

According to the new rules, Polish enterprises get a right to employ immigrants from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus twice a year for the term of up to three months.

With this aim a facilitated visa procedure is envisaged in Kyiv, Moscow and Minsk consulates.

Deputy Minister noted that even though the decree concerns three countries, at first it is planned to mobilize cooperation efforts in this field with Ukraine and only then extend the new rules to Russia and Belarus.

According to previous reports, Ukraine and Poland won the bidding process for common holding of Euro 2012 football championship and it was forecasted earlier that Poland may facilitate entry for working immigrants, in particular from Ukraine, for the reason of lack of its own workforce in the course of preparation for football championship.

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