Polish labour market

Open an employment agency in Poland

Connecting job seekers with potential employers

How to open an employment agency in Poland

There are four types of services that recruitment agencies choose to offer when enrolling on the Register

Large influx of emigrants to Poland - there is a need for their employment, including through private employment services and labour agencies.
The provision of services may take the form of the following:

  • directly providing a job matching service to the client,
  • counselling - for both employers and employees,
  • Providing the services of temporary workers employed by the agency.

IMPORTANT: Polish authorities exercise increased control over the activities of labour agencies, they are subject to increased attention, additional requirements and inspections.

Peculiarities of opening an employment agency in Poland

Who can establish

Any foreigner

Who can establish

Open an LLC or work as an entrepreneur

You can work both ways

Open an LLC or work as an entrepreneur

What authorisations are required

Entry into the Registry and compliance with a number of requirements is required

What authorisations are required

RODO Personal Data Protection (GDPR)

Due to the fact that the agency's work involves the processing of personal data (name, surname, telephone numbers, e-mail and so on), the development and implementation of personal data protection mechanisms is required.

RODO Personal Data Protection (GDPR)

Legal requirements

At the level of laws, certain requirements for the activities of the Agencies are regulated (content of job advertisement, obligation to inform employees, etc.). The activities of the Agencies that conclude contracts with temporary workers are further regulated by a special Act.

Legal requirements


It is mandatory to file a report on your activities once a year

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Opening an employment agency step by step

Selection of premises

The Labour Agency cannot be registered in a virtual office, a physical address is needed 

Registration of

Registration of sp. zoo (LLC) takes about 7 days on average OR registration as an individual entrepreneur
(takes 1-2 working days on average)

Staff selection

Employees must undergo medical examinations and occupational health and safety training

What else you'll need

Entry in the Register
Obtaining VAT payer number (optional)
Development and implementation of RODO regulations

Additional nuances

There is row specific nuances, about that we talk about in our counselling sessions

Bottom line - how long does it take to open

As a rule of thumb, the time from registration to start of work is 1-1.5 months