In accordance with amendment to the employment promotion and labour market institution act, prerogatives of the council now include decisions regarding the industry and regional distribution of funds from the National Training Fund (KFS) – 180 mln PLN in 2015. With regards to expressing opinion on the financial plan of the Labour Fund and reports of the Fund’s spending, the Council’s prerogatives remain identical to those previously held by the General employment Council.
Within the KFS, an employer may spend 300 percent of an average salary on an employee’s training per year and may also count on co-financing of up to 80 percent of costs or as much a 100 percent in the case of micro-companies. Funds have been distributed between voivodeships depending on the number of jobs. A resolution passed by the Council involves support for industries such as a.o. transport, caretaking and mining,
Presenting nominations to Council members, Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz said: – It is an honour, but also a responsibility. I count both on your experience in activating job seekers and on your social sensibility. You are becoming a very important partner for the Minister of Labour, as you will decide the vision for the development of the labour market.
In the Council, Employers of Poland are represented by: Grzegorz Tokarski (co-founder of private employment services, Deputy Chairman of the National Work Centre, representative of the Work Service capital group at the Association of Employment Agencies) and Andrzej Węglarz (Chairman of the Employers’ Association of the foundry Industry, member of the Tripartite Commission for Socio-Economic Affairs, mediator recognized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy).
In January 2015, members of the Labour Market Council will opine on the National Plan of Action for Employment for 2015-2017. All individuals, companies and institutions interested in commenting on the Plan and willing to suggest topics for the council to consider are welcome to contact Council members through Monika Zaręba, labour market expert of Employers of Poland (e-mail: )