According to the data revealed by CBOS, Poland’s Public Opinion Research Centre, the percentage of negative opinions voiced about the Polish labour market has dropped from 49% to 25% over the last year. It is clear to see a confirmation of what for the last twelve months has come to the fore in the Confidence Index survey, conducted cyclically by PageGroup, a recruitment company. Its recent findings covering the first quarter of 2017 prove that as many as 70% of Poles take a positive attitude to the current situation in the domestic job market, which means a 6% rise against the corresponding period twelve months ago.
Currently, Poland comes third across European countries and is beaten only by Sweden (78%) and Germany (80%).
As far as specific age groups are concerned, the highest levels of optimism about the current situation in the labour market have been noted in people under 30 (78%). Compared to the first quarter of 2016, this rate rose by 14%. For those aged 30 – 49, in turn, it stood at 70%, which implies a concurrent growth by 3% against last year. Also, people aged above 49 take a positive stance towards the job market: in this age group, optimism gained 8% and went up to 55%.
Propitious labour market conditions also impact the professional life of Polish people: as many as 48.8% have managed to change jobs within 30 days, while 31% have finalised the move in less than three months.
What is more, 75% of the respondents aged below 30 believe that their prospective situation in the job market will be equally good. In the 30 – 49 age group, this rate stood at 72%, whereas for people aged above 49, it reached 55%. According to the respondents, in the coming twelve months, this will also translate into better pay. In fact, in this period, 53% expect to get a rise.