To the first whistle of Euro 2012 in Poland remained less than 2 months. It will be one of the biggest sporting event ever in this country. The government in Poland in preparation for the Euro has decided to spend huge amounts of money to modernize stadiums, highways, airports, railway lines and railway stations. Additionally, a lot of private investors have been encouraged to create new hotels and catering facilities.
According to analysts, European Football Championship in Poland will be engine of development for some industries. Among the companies that plan to increase employment during the Euro in Poland are especially those of the tourism industry and construction. In connection with the final preparations for this event there is projected the recruitment boom in the hotel and catering industry. In addition, every hotel or restaurant will mean a next few jobs in their area – such as taxi drivers, suppliers of food products and also workplaces in security companies.
Many experts believe that at least until the June 2012 people working in construction shouldn’t complain about the lack of job as well. However, maybe after Euro 2012 construction companies will experience a rapid decrease in orders. The main reason may be the lack of new contracts carried out in connection with Euro 2012. Also skilled manual workers can count on their hands full.
The main part of employment during the time of Euro 2012 will have a seasonal character, but it also will give benefits in a long term: the new highway will need to be maintained, new hotels, restaurants and sports facilities also will need hands to work to manage and maintain.
All in all, a year ago it was estimated, too optimistically, that during and after the Euro 2012 work can be found up by 100 thousand people. Nowadays, polish Minister of Labor estimates that unemployment in Poland due to Euro 2012 may be reduced by 50-60 thousand, but even the half of that number still is cause of satisfaction for polish people and it will be really good for unemployment in Poland.