King Willem-Alexander will officially open the car factory from VDL Nedcar today. After the company, which produced Mitsubishi vehicles, closed in 2012, VDL became the new owner. The plant has now been refurbished, and will now be rolling out BMW's Minis.
People with unemployment benefits may now start doing volunteer work at, for example, sport clubs or festivals, if the tasks they do there are already being done by volunteers. This will become possible in a broadening of the rules proposed by Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs.
Coalition party VVD has said that the jobs plan presented by labour unions earlier this week is an "idiotic" plan that destroys jobs, and is therefore unspeakable. VVD-faction president Halbe Zijlstra says in an interview with De Telegraaf that the PvdA should also take distance from the proposals.
The National Vacancy Bank is saying that there is a significant rise in part-time summer jobs available for young people this year. In May and June, the number of available positions has risen 53 and 61 percent respectively compared to the same period last year.
VDL Nedcar is set to become the employer of around a thousand new workers within a few years as it is getting ready to officially open its factory on the 17th of July, at the honor of King Willem-Alexander.
Despite an overall drop in unemployment, in the over-50s age group, it seems to be increasing. Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs will make €34 million available for a plan to give the over-50s extra training.
The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the EU taking on the new international guideline for national accounts.This influences already-published macro-economic figures and also earlier estimations of the economic growth in the first quarter, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.
Freelance workers in The Netherlands will, from next year onwards, be able to choose to put money into a collective pension fund. With this fund, they will also, just like steady employees, be able to save money tax free for their pensions, De Volkskrant reports.
Around 20,000 new jobs are expected to be available in 2015, when the growing economy will start showing signs of employment opportunities.
Union Abvakabo FNV and employers' organization Jeugdzorg Nederland say that there are thousands of youth care co-workers' jobs at stake now that the Cabinet is cutting almost €500 million from youth care. They plead for a job pool for youth care.
Passengers riding the rails during rush hour Friday morning were greeted with trains that had finally been cleaned. Following the settlement of the janitors’ strike earlier this week, cleaning crews returned to work at 10 p.m. Thursday night.
There is fewer harassment at Dutch workplaces, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). The percentage of employees that report harassment from clients, colleagues or executives has dropped between 2008 and 2013.
Despite signals that the economy is picking up again, the number of people receiving income assistance grew with 13 thousand in the first quarter of 2014 to 426 thousand people, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announces today.
The minister of Social Affairs, Lodewijk Asscher (PvdA), wants there to be an end to unfair part time worker deals. He is concerned about the state of the labour market, and how some people will freelance for "a long time, against their will", NOS Extra reports.
The Netherlands is performing above average on the policy themes of the Europe 2020 strategy, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. In the entire European Union, the Netherlands is doing better than average on the areas of poverty and social exclusion, employment, Research & Development (R&D) and higher education.
The number of workers with flexible working times, including freelancers or temps, will increase rapidly in the coming years. According to research from TNO, last year one in four workers were part time workers. This number will increase in 2020 to amount to possible one third of the total work force.
The number of minimum wage jobs rose slightly in the 2008-2012 period, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS). Mostly young people between 20 and 30 years of age are taking on these jobs.
Whoever does not speak Dutch, and does not want to learn the language, will lose their allowances within a year. This is what state secretary for Social Affairs and Employment Jetta Klijnsma has added to a bill that has been sent to the Council of State, RTL Nieuws reports.
VVD-leader Halbe Zijlstra is saying that the current tax system needs to be overhauled in favor of simplicity. The party told the cabinet that all allowances must be abolished and transformed into lower taxes. The Tax Administration must focus on the core task: collecting money.
According to research, 45 percent of women have had a negative experience at work during their pregnancy. The Council for Human Rights is calling on minister Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment to do something about this, the NOS reports.
The PvdA in a new action plan wants to combat unemployment in the Netherlands with manufacturing jobs, support for job seekers with starting a business, and filling the 100,000 open vacancies.
The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.
Amsterdam will get a hotel that specifically tailors to the needs of Chinese tourists. Construction of the hotel in the Business Park in Osdorp will start in February.
Starting New Year's Day 2014, Romanian and Bulgarian people have free movement throughout the European Union, and tens of thousands of people could move to the Netherlands. The vast majority of Dutch people believes that too many migrants from Eastern Europe have settled in the Netherlands, and they create problems for local residents.