The economic crises affect all areas of micro – and macro-economic sphere. The labor market
is particularly vulnerable to unfavorable changes caused by weakening economic activity.
In response to global economic crisis of 2008, that is well before the first symptoms of crisis
showed up in Poland, several projects were established in order to introduce systemic solutions
controlling results of Poland’s economic slowdown.
The “Anti-crisis Package” adopted in mid-July 2009 is to control the economic slowdown and
enable more dynamic and effective response to changes of socio-economic situation. Other
facilitations would enhance and direct support for areas most vulnerable to consequences
of economic recession. The adopted solutions envisage support both for employees and employers
in financial trouble.
The purpose of the study is to present support instruments included in the 2009 “Anti-crisis
Package” and analysis of the previously available instruments.