EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.6 - Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores
Number Employed: 3500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-09-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The Polish chain Empik (Elektronika Muzyka Prasa i Książki), which sells books, press and media products,  has announced that it will create about 100 new jobs in 2019. The company plans to expand employment in two departments: e-commerce and IT.

Empik was founded in 1948 during Poland’s communist period as KMPiK (Klub Międzynarodowej Prasy i Książki/ International Press and Book Club), a state-owned company. In 1991, it was acquired by private investors, and given its current name.

As of September 2018, the company has about 250 stores across Poland and employs almost 3,500 people.