In December 2021 we have finalized an investment of taking over Sii Ukraine, an Engineering services company counting 30 people.
The goal is to make Sii Ukraine a large delivery center, just like Sii Poland is today. We hope to hire hundreds of engineers and open new offices in many Ukrainian cities. The current Sii Ukraine office is located in the beautiful city of Odessa.
We decided to make this investment to diversify our candidates resource pool. Poland is becoming less and less competitive in terms of costs compared to Western European countries, but of course, it doesn’t mean we want to slow down our growth or limit our investments in any way – we’re still going full speed ahead in Poland.
We chose Ukraine because of its cultural & geographical proximity, which makes it easy to cooperate. Thanks to good universities, engineers are well-skilled.
At this difficult time, I wish to express my deepest sadness about the armed escalation in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with all our Sii Ukraine Workers and their families, the loved ones of Sii Poland’s Ukrainian Workers, which is our largest minority counting 54 Power People, as well as the entire nation.
We believe that Freedom is not a privilege, but a fundamental human right. In an email I sent to all Sii Power People I asked them to stand in Loyalty and Solidarity, one of our core values, with our Ukrainian colleagues:
Regardless of the circumstances, we stay loyal to our company and stand behind our people. We can count on each other in good and in worse times. We don’t quit when we face a problem, but instead we support each other in the quest of finding the best solutions. We always stand united and act together to reach our core objectives.
We decided to invest in Ukraine and we stand by our decision because we believe Ukrainians to be strong, smart, competent, and hardworking people. I want to assure you that despite the situation we aren’t planning to back out.
All Ukrainians are more than welcome in Poland, should they want to relocate, and can count on our support.