In 2016 alone Polish authorities issued 234 000 residence permits for foreigners. It is estimated that the number of foreign residents in Poland is much higher and bound to grew further in the future. This means companies start looking for employees who not only speak polish language.

A recent survey by blog reveals that 51% of foreign residents relocated to Poland for work. Lack of Polish skills seems not to be a barrier; only 12% of all the expatriates questioned admit they speak and write Polish fluently.

Polish market becomes more and more opened to foreigners. It is estimated that 10% of the modern business services (BPO & SSC) sector employees are expatriates; the need for foreign language speakers in this sector is huge and since English is the common work language, Polish skills are not required. Currently there are more than 1000 BPO/SSC service centres in Poland, which employ over 200 thousand people.

Job opportunities for foreign residents in Poland are not limited to the business services centre, though. There is always a huge demand of native speakers at language schools and chefs in ethnic restaurants. Foreign-owned companies often search for specialists who have knowledge of the market in a specific country.