Money-for-Parents Policy Has Top Polish Retailer on Job Hunt

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  • New handouts boost consumption, push Poles out of workforce
  • Jeronimo Martins sees upward pressure on Polish salaries

An employee processes a customer's purchases at the checkout counter of a Biedronka supermarket store in Wroclaw.

Photographer: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

The roll-out of the Polish government’s flagship welfare program hit the country’s biggest retailer with a bittersweet result last quarter, lifting sales while also pressuring it to raise wages as it struggles to hire new workers.

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