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Poland running out of handymen?

http://www.thenews.pl/archives/1083-Poland-running-out-of-
handymen.html

The difference in wages among construction workers in Poland can be
as high as 1700 zloty, depending on the region, according to the
Main Statistical Office.

Not only does this contribute to mass emigration, but also an
increase in the prices of construction services.

The average monthly wage of a construction worker in Poland 3,879
zloty – just under 1000 euros) between January and July this year.
In the Œwiêtokrzyskie region, a labourer could count on 2,097 zloty
a month, i.e. 1,800 less than the average.

"That professional group is used to going abroad to seek employment"
said Anna Buczyñska from the Work Group (Grupa Pracuj) running a job
search internet portal. "We should expect that the regions where
salaries are lower will lose the few specialist workers left. For
them to pack up and leave the country is only a matter of days", she
added, quoted in the Dziennik daily.

Poland has seen mass migration to countries such as Germany, UK and
Ireland since Poland joined the EU in 2003.