Sharing borders with Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia, Poland is located at the heart of Europe. While the Polish economy continues to grow, unemployment in the country is high so expect stiff competition when applying for jobs. You’ll have a better chance of landing a position if you speak the lingo so invest some time in learning the language before you embark on your Polish adventure.
Poland is one of the few countries in the European Union (EU) that avoided a hit during the global economic downturn, actually managing to increase its gross domestic product (GDP) in the midst of the crisis.
The majority of the country’s workforce is in the services sector but other main industries include:
chemicals, coal mining, food processing, iron and steel, glass, machine building, shipbuilding, textiles.
This all sounds pretty positive but the task of actually finding employment relevant to your qualifications may be a bit more of a challenge. While students and graduates find it relatively simple to pick up part-time or temporary work, graduate level jobs are harder to come by and with youth unemployment a big problem in the country, competition for positions is fierce.
However, there are positions available for people with highly sought-after language or IT skills in industries such as telecommunications, computer science and logistics. Foreign workers can also find opportunities in areas such as: banking and finance, education, management and tourism.
It is you own responsibility as a foreign freelancer working in Poland to get to know the Polish law for employment and taxes when working in Poland. Freelancer Worldwide A/S does only act as a broker and are not responsible for any claims from the Polish authorities what so ever. Freelancer Worldwide A/S does only make it possible for you to have a working relationship with a Polish employing company. We will however give you direct access to various recommended information when working in Poland. As a general rule we will however advise you to get some help from a Polish accounting firm or person who can help you to make sure your working stay in Poland becomes a succesfull experience.