Poles wanted back home

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The Polish government has launched a recruitment campaign to get Poles working abroad to return to Poland.

28 April 2008

FLANDERS – A career fair for Polish workers was held in the East Flemish city of Ghent over the weekend, in an attempt to help them find work back home.

The Ghent careers fair is the third of its kind to be held in Belgium.

The primary aim of the fair is to help Poles working in the black economy find work with bone fide employers.

The Belgian construction industry in especially interested in employing Polish labour to help fill long-term vacancies.

The mass-emigration of Polish workers to other EU member states has left Poland with an acute labour shortage.

Consequently, the Polish government has launched a campaign to get Poles working abroad to return home.

Significant wage rises since Poland joined the EU have already started to persuade many Poles to at least consider going home.

The Polish government has placed advertisements in publications aimed at the Polish community in Belgium.

Poles returning to their fatherland will be offered cheap loans and tax breaks.

It is estimated that around 100,000 Poles live in Belgium.

[flandersenews.be / Expatica]

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