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Poland’s “digital worker” employment agency looks to plug labour shortages

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 19, 2019 15:13

Poland’s “digital worker” employment agency looks to plug labour shortages

Employers struggling to fill vacancies in Poland’s tight labour market can now hire digital workers to do the mundane tasks humans would rather avoid, the chief executive of one of the firms behind the Robot Employment Agency said.

Robust economic growth coupled with large-scale emigration have led to labour shortages in many central European countries, leading more and more companies to turn to automation to fill the gaps.

Bartosz Sobolewski, chief executive of IT firm Pirxon told Reuters his company collaborates with recruitment agency Antal, which can now offer companies a digital worker, automating repetitive office jobs and freeing up human workers for more creative tasks.

Once the Robot Employment Agency has established that the tasks required of the worker can be performed by an algorithm, it sets to work building a digital worker, a process that can take between seven and 40 days.

The digital workers are currently used in manufacturing, logistics and accounting, among other sectors, according to Sobolewski, and can bring a number of benefits to their employers.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 19, 2019 15:13