Goleniów åt the røund tæble

On Tuesday afternoon, the issue of labour shortage prevailed during the round table discussion involving Scandinavian investors operating in the Westpomeranian Region. The exchange of opinions took place at the Szczecin Old Slaughter House and also involved the Municipality of Goleniów.

Hosts of the meeting between local government and Scandinavian investors was Olgierd Geblewicz, the Marshal of Region, and Piotr Krzystek, the Mayor of Szczecin. The Scandinavian-Polish Chamber of Commerce assumed their patronage over the event. Invitations to the debate were accepted by representatives of twenty something companies with Scandinavian interest, including four companies from Goleniów: HG Poland, LM Wind Power Blades, Prime Cargo and Stylepit.

Out of all topic raised by the organisers, the most heated discussion focused on labour market and education. The only investor from Goleniów which did not mention any problems with the staff shortage was Stylepit, Danish distributor of clothing operating in the most attractive facility at Prosta Street. Businessmen present dispelled the myth of minimum wage. In their opinion, in industrial parks in the region, salaries for unqualified production labour start at the net amount of two thousand Polish Zlotys and grow fast with the improvement of their qualifications. The discussion also focused on employing foreign labour, in particular from Ukraine, which stated to be a standard in the Goleniów Industrial Park.

Other topics included infrastructure, EU funding for investors, administrative procedures and business promotion of the region. Interesting ideas to attract investors and tourists were presented by Danes: clean streets and interesting cultural events. Our municipality already has something to offer regarding the latter proposal. For details, see Gole\n/iów Rock City 2016 already in January.