1 in 5 Ukrainians working in Poland want to stay for good: survey
PR dla Zagranicy
One in five Ukrainian economic migrants based in Poland would like to stay in the country permanently, a new poll has found, according to news website onet.pl.
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Another 20 percent would opt to live in the country for several years, according to the study by recruitment company EWL, onet.pl reported.
High salaries compared to Ukraine remain the key reason for economic migration among Ukrainian workers in Poland, the website onet.pl reported, citing the poll. Over 22 percent of the respondents said they would be prompted to move to Poland if the political situation in Ukraine deteriorated, whereas 18 percent said they would do so if they had prospects for career growth in Poland.
Most of the Ukrainian respondents to the poll said they were staying in Poland for short-term stints, onet.pl said. Fifty percent of the respondents said they planned to work in the country for a period of three to six months.
“Nearly one third of Ukrainians intend to work [in Poland] no longer than three months,” according to the survey. “Only five percent of Ukrainians will work in Poland for over a year. The average employment period stands at 5.9 months,” onet.pl reported, citing the survey.
Although Poland remains a popular destination among Ukrainian economic migrants, most respondents said they were considering employment in other countries as well, particularly Germany (27 percent), the Czech Republic (21 percent) and Italy (5 percent).
The poll was carried out on a sample of 900 Ukrainians between May 25 and June 8.