Last update: 10 March, 2017

District Labour Offices

District labor offices maintain a register of all the unemployed and job seekers living in the district.

Labour offices offer services such as:

training, adult vocational training, internships and scholarships
funding of creation of new jobs
cash benefits (such as unemployment benefits)
job brokerage
job placement

Who can register as an unemployed person or a job seeker?

  • citizens of a European Union member state;

  • citizens of a country that belongs to the European Economic Area

  • people that have been granted the refugee status in the Republic of Poland;

  • permanent residence permit holders

  • those having a long-term EU resident permit granted in Poland

  • temporary residence permit granted for the purpose of undertaking a highly qualified job (Blue Card) holders;

  • temporary residence permit granted for the purpose of conducting scientific research holders

  • holders of a temporary residence permit issued in Poland on the basis of a long-term EU resident permit granted by another member state of the EU;

  • people with a residence permit for humanitarian reasons or permit for tolerated stay in the Republic of Poland;

  • those, who have been granted temporary protection in the Republic of Poland,

  • those, who have been granted supplementary protection in theRepublicofPoland,

  • family members of citizens of an EU member state or a state belonging to the EEA

  • family members of Polish citizens, who have been granted a temporary residence permit inPoland

  • those, who have a temporary residence and work permit in Poland or a visa granted for the purpose of performing work inPoland(only monetary benefits, no other aid).

Foreigners meeting the above conditions can also register at the labour office; such registration is possible also for foreigners who:

  • hold a temporary residence permit inPolandissued for the purpose of taking up full-time studies;

  • hold a temporary residence permit inPolandissued for the purpose of family reunification;

  • are holders of a temporary residence permit inPolandissued to victims of human trafficking;

  • have a temporary residence permit issued on the basis of “other circumstances”;

  • hold a temporary residence permit as family members of a Polish citizen, citizen of another EU or EFTA member state, seeking employment or other paid work;

  • are applying for being granted the refugee status and hold a work permit issued by the Head of the Office for Foreigners.