The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) currently supports 47 projects from the business services sector (BSS), both in the field of IT, SSC and R&D centers, which can create about 13,000 new jobs, the institution said, referring to the ABSL data.
“Central and Eastern Europe offers great opportunities for the development of the business services sector, and Poland is the leader in this field – we have the largest number of BSS centers in the region, with an average annual increase in employment in the recent years ranging between 15 and 20% priority industries supported by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency”- said PAIH Vice President Krzysztof Senger.
ABSL – Association of Business Service Leaders said that this year another 50 business services centers will be built in Poland, and that in the next years the upward trend will continue at the level of several dozen new investments per year. According to the organization, in 2017, 51 new business services centers were established in Poland, in which over 5,000 people found the employment. According to the ABSL analyzes, employment in the sector increased by 20,000 people, reaching the level of 265,000 employees.
“Last year PAIH closed 26 projects in the business services sector (BSS), the majority were shared service centers (SSC), but also R&D centers played a significant role. As a result of these investments, nearly 8.9 thousand jobs will be created It is worth recalling that our largest investor was one of the largest financial institutions in the world – JP Morgan, which intends to employ about 2.5 thousand qualified employees. Taking into account that in 2017 in Poland, 51 centers were created for business, projects supported by the agency constitute almost half of the market “- said Senger.
According to PAIH, BSS is one of the most promising industries – not only in terms of the number of jobs, but also quality. Employers from the sector are looking for specialist skills that reward them well, offering additional benefits and an attractive career path, summarized in the agency’s material.