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Half of young Poles thinking about moving abroad 波蘭青年人多想移居國外

Half of Poles aged 18-24 are considering leaving home within the next two years to find a well-paid job abroad, according to a survey published by the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.

According to the survey, about 20 percent of all adult Poles are also considering working abroad.

The number of people in Poland looking for work outside the country has gone up since Poland joined the EU on May 1, 2004. Estimates of total labor migration from Poland to other EU states are between several hundred thousand and 1 million. Poles mainly choose to go to Britain and Ireland.

The survey says that 54 percent of Poles have a family member who has gone to work abroad since Poland joined the EU.

Poles from all walks of life are looking for work abroad. Poland has the highest jobless rate in the entire 25-member EU at around 15 percent. The rate has dropped from around 20 percent over the last two years, partly because of the exodus of workers.

Hundreds of Poles eager to work in Ireland lined up around the block last month in Warsaw where the Irish National Training and Employment Authority (FAS) working with Irish construction companies was looking for Polish workers.

According to the Irish government, 140,000 Poles have gone to Ireland looking for work since Poland joined the European Union in May 2004.(DPA)

根據波蘭「選舉報」所刊登的一項調查,半數十八歲到二十四歲的波蘭人打算兩年內遠離家鄉,到國外尋覓薪資優渥的工作。

根據這項調查,所有波蘭成年人中,也有20%考慮到國外工作。

自從波蘭二○○四年五月一日加入歐盟,境內到國外求職的人數持續攀升,估計從波蘭遷移到其他歐盟國家工作的勞工總數介於幾十萬到百萬人之間。他們主要選擇到英國和愛爾蘭。

調查顯示,自從波蘭加入歐盟後,54% 的波蘭人有家族成員在海外工作。

波蘭各行各業的人都在尋找海外工作的機會,波蘭失業率15%,在歐盟二十五個會員國中居首位。過去兩年來,失業率從20%左右持續下滑,勞動人口出走是其中一項因素。

上個月,與愛爾蘭建設公司合作的愛爾蘭國家職訓局在華沙徵求波蘭工人,數百名渴望到愛爾蘭工作的波蘭人在華沙的街道上大排長龍。

根據愛爾蘭政府的資料統計,自波蘭二○○四年五月加入歐盟,已有十四萬波蘭人赴愛爾蘭求職。

Today's Words 今天單字

1. abroad adj./adv.

到國外 (dao4 guo2 wai4)

例: Kelly went abroad to Italy to study art.

(凱莉遠渡重洋到義大利攻讀藝術。)

2. publish v.t.

出版 (chu1 ban3)

例: Kim is excited because she just got her first novel published.

(金因她第一部小說剛出版而感到興奮。)

3. migration n.

遷移 (qian1 yi2)

例: Scientists are worried that the yearly migration of birds will increase the spread of bird flu.

(科學家擔心每年候鳥遷移會加速禽流感傳染。)

4. exodu n.

出走 (chu1 zou3)

例: When the bell rang at the end of the day, there was a mass exodus of students from the school.

(最後一堂課的下課鐘聲響起,大批學生湧出校園。)


(德通社╱翻譯:鄭湘儀)

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