Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.2 - Freight rail transport

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 April 2012
Employment effect (start)
23 April 2012
Foreseen end date
30 April 2016


On 23 April 2012, a rail freight carrier PKP Cargo announced plans to create 1,000 new jobs in Poland within the next four years.The company estimates that over this period about 4,000 employees will retire and they will also be replaced. Wojciech Balczun, director of the company, revealed that PKP Cargo is to hire mostly young people to rejuvenate the workforce - a grant programme for the apprentices is to be a part of this strategy.Over the past few years PKP Cargo carried out a large restructuring program resulting in the reduction of about 20,000 jobs. Nowadays the company employs 24,500 people across Poland and plans to increase this number to 25,500 in four years.

Updated, 26-06-2014: PKP Cargo announced plans to employ 130 train drivers in 2014 and 280 ones in 2015. The company will spend PLN 21 mn (EUR 5 mn) on training new train drivers by mid-2015. The sources report that PKP Cargo has started a wide recruiting process in all its units around the country and it cooperates with the Poviat Employment Agencies.

Updated, 03-11-2014: PKP Cargo revealed that it has employed almost 470 train drivers since the beginning of 2014.



Eurofound (2012), PKP Cargo, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 73623, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73623.