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Bariery popytu na pracę w wymiarze regionalnym na przykładzie podlaskich producentów bielizny
Barriers of labour demand in the regional dimension exemplified by the Podlasie lingerie manufacturers

Author(s): Ewa Rollnik-Sadowska
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: labour demand; determinants of labour demand; Podlaskie Voivodeship; lingerie manufacturers

Summary/Abstract: Determinants of labour demand, factors affecting the operation of enterprises influence the regional economy by shaping the level and profile of employment. The identification of barriers of the labour demand and the development of recommentadion of overcoming those obstacles represent important elements of economic policy. The support of labour demand generates higher level of GDP in the region and contributes to the regional development. The Podlasie Voivodeship belongs to the Polish peripheral regions with specific socio-economic conditions of doing business. However, there can be determined some sectors and industries that achieve success at the national and even at international levels, including the growing lingerie industry. It has a rich tradition connected with the textile industry of the region, and from the early 90s private companies have been usually associated with the cooperative Wzorcowa, which operated in the period of centrally planned economy. Today lingerie companies, using the possibilities of e-commerce, largely pursue a strategy of internationalization and export orientation. The main objective of the publication is to identify barriers to the demand for labour of Podlasie lingerie manufacturers. Chosen research method was the analysis of secondary sources and the implementation of primary qualitative research conducted in January 2015 among six Podlasie lingerie manufacturers in the form of in-depth interviews (IDI). The main barriers to the development of these enterprises relate to the limited access to skilled labour force (designers, seamstresses, and mechanics) despite vocational schools for these profiles operating in the region.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 402
  • Page Range: 318-326
  • Page Count: 9