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Poland needs welders, not economists: report

17.02.2020 07:15
Welders and electricians are the most sought-after employees in Poland this year, according to the Polish Economic Institute.
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The think tank pointed to estimates that by 2025 the Polish labour market will have a shortage of 1.5 million workers.

The only profession in which there are more qualified employees than needed is that of economist, state news agency PAP reported.

According to the Polish Economic Institute, shortages in the food service, medical and care sectors are primarily caused by low wages for such employees.

Poland’s education minister last month named electricians, bricklayer-plasterers, welders and programmers among the trades most needed on the country’s labour market.

Local government authorities will receive increased educational subsidies for schools providing training in trades expected to be in particular demand in the future, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported in January.


Source: PAP