Business services sector offers jobs to the Ukrainian refugees
The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) representing more than 220 of the largest companies has launched the ABSL for Ukraine platform for potential employees from Ukraine. Currently, the companies participating in the project offer work in over 60 places in Poland. The requirements include knowledge of English at the B2 level, but the specific experience is not always required.
The modern business services sector is one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries in Poland. The sector results prove that it is one of the pillars stabilizing the Polish economy. The sector's contribution to Poland's GDP in 2021 was estimated at 3.5 percent, and the value of services exports at USD 22.9 billion. Last year, over 355,000 people were employed in the sector, and this number is systematically growing along with new investments. At the same time, recruitment remains one of the biggest challenges. According to the Border Guard, between February 24th and the end of April, nearly 2.8 million refugees from Ukraine crossed the Polish border. Experts estimate that one million of them may decide to stay in our country. Already, some refugees are trying to find employment in Poland, often looking for jobs below their qualifications despite that, among Ukrainians who have registered at job centers in Warsaw up to date, more than 60% possess higher education.
In line with the professional qualifications
The ABSL for Ukraine platform collects quality job and internship offers in the business services sector which is open for a wide range of candidates’ profiles: students, not experienced talents with at least communicative English and experienced seniors or professionals in IT, finance, HR, logistics, procurement, and R&D. Remote, hybrid or stationary job offers are available in most major Polish cities. Potential candidates will also find on the platform a wide range of pre-recruitment support, upskilling and reskilling programs available in Poland. Employers will find practical information on how to hire refugees from Ukraine in their organizations.
Anna Berczynska, Vice - President Talent, ABSL: The business services sector, like other industries, faced the challenge of professional integration of people from Ukraine who came to Poland because of the war. We believe that thanks to the joint initiative ABSL for Ukraine, many Ukrainian citizens will be able to start a satisfying career path in our country - often identical or close to the one they had to leave behind in their homeland. An important element of our program is upskilling and reskilling to work in the sector. Companies will gain access to a new group of potential employees, thus addressing the challenge of a limited talent pool.
ABSL for Ukraine is the result of the ABSL community working together. Thanks to the involvement of our member companies, new, generally available job openings in other companies and cities appear on the platform every day. Support was also provided by our partner CRIDO whose materials on refugee employment in Poland and all essential legal and administrative details can also be found on the ABSL for Ukraine website.
Cooperation with universities and city halls
ABSL has also entered into cooperation with Polish universities and municipal job agencies. The partnership with as many as 20 universities in Poland will allow us to reach the community of Ukrainian students. Thanks to the cooperation, municipal labor offices in the largest Polish cities (Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Katowice, Wroclaw, Poznan), which help refugees in finding employment, inform them about the possibility of using the offer of ABSL for Ukraine and the benefits of employment in the business services sector.
More information about the initiative as well as details for job seekers and organizations that offer jobs can be found at abslforukraine.absl.pl.