Young Spanish architects, IT specialists and teachers are coming to Poland to look for jobs. In September the number of registered unemployed in Spain reached 4.7 million people, some 24.6 percent of the population.
An increasing number of Spaniards are deciding to emigrate for work, seeing no hope for improvement in Spain. Poland has become a popular destination for young professionals from Spain, although well behind Latin American and Western European countries.
The Spanish Embassy in Warsaw does not have concrete data on the scope of the phenomenon, but analysts and Polish employers told Dziennik Gazeta Prawna that the trend is clearly visible.
“The situation is changing fast. I basically meet my nationals at every corner,” said Gonzalo Angulo, lecturer at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
“We are observing changes on the migration map of Europe. Despite lack of concrete data, we can talk about a growing wave of immigrants from the old EU to Poland,” said Alex Lazarowicz, a migration analyst at the European Centre in Brussels.
According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, citizens of Spain are willing to work for less in Poland.
Also interested in finding employment in Poland are Greeks, Portuguese and Italians. They are especially in demand among service centers, which are looking for employees with foreign language skills in areas such as bookkeeping, IT and customer service.
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