More Ukrainians pay social security contributions in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
The number of Ukrainian immigrants paying social security contributions in Poland has grown by 70% in the last year, the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily has reported.
The paper said that according to Poland’s Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), there were 172,000 Ukrainians paying contributions in September, which accounts for 64% of all foreigners registered with the institution.
The number of work permits issued for Ukrainians in Poland has also grown, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna said.
It added that 938,000 permits were issued this year by the end of September, while there were only 813,000 issued in all of 2015.
The paper said that while the Polish job market is in a “very good condition”, there are less and less people willing to do basic, low-paid jobs.
It added that Ukrainians are making up for the shortage of unskilled labourers as they usually have lower expectations in terms of pay.