Already 12.9 thousand. people lost their jobs by July. This is over a quarter more than last year. There will be more cuts, reports Rzeczpospolita on Wednesday.
The newspaper’s calculations based on monthly reports of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy show that “in total, from the beginning of the year to the end of July, over 140 employers reported collective redundancies involving almost 12.7 thousand people to labor offices. At that time, however, more people lost their jobs, ie 12.9 thousand“As indicated,” this year’s layoffs, especially those that took place in the first quarter, are largely the result of staff cuts reported in 2021.
Rzeczpospolita points out that “then until spring the economy struggled with lockdowns forced by the pandemic. Large companies made decisions to restructure, including leaving Poland, as a result of market changes caused by the pandemic. Now, behind the restructuring decisions, there is the war in Ukraine and a sharp increase in the operating costs of enterprises – says Łukasz Gajek, director of the consulting company Lee Hecht Harrison Polska, which specializes in services related to support for dismissed employees, quoted by the daily.
As he said in an interview with the newspaper, in recent months, when companies began to assess the impact of the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis on their operations, the number of inquiries from potential clients and the scale of staff changes planned by them has doubled.-
Rzeczpospolita states that the number of job offers is decreasing annually. According to the economist prof. Maria Drozdowicz-Bięć from the Warsaw School of Economics, the employers are currently trying to wait out the crisis. “The more so as the sudden rebound in the labor market in 2021 is still fresh in the minds of many companies,” we read.
We earn less and less. Wages are rising slower than inflation