A fifth of Dutch employers have staff shortages, benefits agency says

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Shortages on the Dutch labor market are only increasing, according to a report published by benefits agency UWV on Tuesday. Currently one in five employers experience production issues due to staff shortages. In sectors like temporary employment, call centers, IT services, architects, and the metal- and technology industry, this increases to one in three employers, ANP reports.

According to UWV, staff shortages are mainly visible in technical professions like construction and installations, industry and technology. But the shortages in personnel in ICT, healthcare, transport and logistics, pedagogical and agricultural professions, and in service providers like cleaning- and catering companies, are also rising. 

The shortage on the labor market is still not as high as it was 10 years ago, according to the agency.