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Labour market

Workforce

Stability of employment in the Lubelskie voivodeship is beneficial for a foreign investor, understood as a low turnover of workers for a single position. During interviews entrepreneurs emphasized that the region compares favourably against other Polish regions in this respect, particularly in comparison to the situation in major cities where workers are much more likely to change their place of work.

Average employment in the enterprise sector in the region of Lubelskie in 2015 was at 178.1 thousand people, while the share of the average employment in the enterprise sector in the region in relation to the size of the country is 3.2%.

Average employment in the enterprise sector in Lubelskie in 2015:

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Source: Report on the socio-economic situation in Lubelskie in December 2015. Statistical Office in Lublin on January 29, 2016.

The structure of employment in the Lubelskie by economic sectors in 2014 (according to the LFS):

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Source: Own calculations based on the "Polish regions" GUS, Warsaw 2015.

Employed according to professional groups in the Lubelskie in the first quarter of 2016:

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Source: Economic activity of people in Lubelskie voivodeship. As of the first quarter of 2016. Statistical Office in Lublin, June 2016.

 

People employed in the public and private sectors in the economy in the first quarter of 2016 Lubelskie

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Source: Own study based on: Economic activity of the population in the Lubelskie voivodeship. As of the first quarter of 2016. Statistical Office in Lublin, June 2016.

 

In the first quarter of 2016 in Lubelskie voivodeship in the private sector 630 thousand were employed people (74.9% of all employed), while in the public sector 211 thousand people. Among the total working population - because of employment status - the majority were  workers employed on the basis of employment in the public or in private company (69.4% of the total employed). A group of employers and the self-employed numbered reached 228 thousand people.

Salary

Qualitative research respondents pointed to the low labour costs as one of the most important strengths of the region. Investors pointed out those highly skilled workers, combined with the relatively minor costs of their employment, represent a competitive advantage in Lublin.

Wage rates in key sectors of the economy in Lubelskie voivodeship with differences in terms of their positions [gross pay in PLN per employee]

Branches

skilled manual workers

specialists-engineers*

management staff*

gross pay in PLN per employee

machinery industry

1750 - 2300

1800 - 7 000

4500 - 12 000

automotive

1750 - 2300

2000 - 7500

6000 - 16 000

aviation

1750 - 2300

2500 - 8 000

6500 - 18 000

BPO

1750 - 3000 (refers to regular employees of BPO)

3000 - 4 500

5000 - 14 000

food processing

1750 - 2300

3000 - 4 500

5000 - 10 000

* with English skills

Source: Randstad Polska Sp. z o.o., June 2015, data frame, individual project analyses are recommended