Employers in technology, healthcare and education will have an increasingly difficult task filling vacancies in the coming years, according to the University of Maastricht's research center for education and labor market RAO. Over the next five years, the number of jobs in the Netherlands is expected to grow by 520 thousand, with the largest number of vacancies expected to be in technology and healthcare, according to the researchers, NOS reports.
The Netherlands dropped three places on the Global Gender Gap Index by the World Economic Forum. The Index measures the equality between men and woman in 144 countries, ANP reports.
The Netharlands is now in 16th place, which is below countries like Rwanda, Burundi and Nicaragua. In compiling the index the researchers looked at differences between men and women in a coutry when it comes to economic participation, access to education, politicial influence and health and life expectancy.
The Netherlands was the target of a record number of cyber attacks last year, according to general intelligence service AIVD's annual report. Most of these attacks came from Russia and China.
Dutch municipalities need hundreds of millions of euros more than the Government is offering them to house and successfully integrate refugees in their cities, according to the four large Dutch cities.
Health care options for asylum seekers in the Netherlands were below par last year. The large influx of asylum seekers, more than double that of 2014, caused multiple problems for medical care services, the Healthcare Inspectorate reported on Thursday.
Benefits agency UWV expects that the Dutch labor market will continue to recover in 2016, with 102 extra jobs created this year. If the self-employment jobs are included, the growth in jobs is even higher at 129 thousand. In 2015 a total of 56 thousand jobs were created
A Leeuwarden lawyer has set up a foundation where private health care providers who are experiencing problems because of the chaos surrounding the payment budget claims can come together. The lawyer plans to file a joint compensation claim against the Social Insurance Bank.
An increasing number of homeless people do not health healthcare, resulting in people walking around without the treatment they need.
Cuts to items covered under the mandatory basic health insurance package is saving the country less money than expected, reports the Netherlands Court of Audit. Between 2007 and 2013, roughly 250 million euro was saved through the cuts, about half the amount the cabinet predicted under former Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.
Approximately one in five hospitals in the Netherlands are struggling financially. This applies in particular to smaller hospitals, whose finances are under the most pressure.
The health care reform drops people into trouble, is the conclusion GroenLinks Parliamenterian Corinne Ellemeet drew from a survey by TNS Nipo.
Despite three Labour Senators saying they are still not prepared to vote in favour of a new legislative action that would limit the rights of medical patients, the prospect of a solution is apparently in sight. The crisis began Tuesday night when the three senators voted against health care legislation supported by the coalition government.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is researching whether babies with spina bifida (an open spine) can be operated on before birth in the Netherlands. Currently parents have to travel to Belgium for such an operation.
Ben Oude Nijhuis, the man who denounced the quality of healthcare institutions in The Hague earlier this month on Pauw, has died at the age of 82. He was in the broadcast with State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health.
GroenLinks wants to set up an emergency fund for people in danger of losing necessary care due to the impending changes in long-term care.
According to Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Dutch system of provision has "a kind of ingrained fear of inequality". He said this on Wednesday in the Kerdijklezing in the Hague.
The Netherlands' second-largest health insurer, VGZ, has said the premium they will charge for the mandatory basic health insurance package will rise between six and 14 percent next year. The firm offers three different basic insurances, which will cost between €97.95 and €113.95 per month.
Nigerian militants have kidnapped three Dutch nationals from the Niger Delta on Sunday, two men and one woman, as well as two Nigerians accompanying the Dutch nationals. The kidnapping took place after heavy gunfire at Letugbene, a boundary community between Delta and Bayelsa State, local news states.
If the cabinet transfers youth care, elderly care and young handicapped benefits (Wajong) to municipalities next year, then those municipalities which have the biggest financial problems will have the most work to do.
Health care in 2015 will be limited to €20 on a yearly basis. Temporary government contributions subdue the premium rise for citizens and employers.
The financial crisis seems to have affected not only the economy, but society as well as new research from the Erasmus University shows.
The main news from the Budget was yesterday repeated endlessly by the different media. Many notable plans and facts from the budget of the government however did not reach the media. Big chance that you did not know the following ten facts.
1. Windfall by telecom auction?
This year the auction of 4G frequencies brought a windfall for the Treasury of up to 3.8 billion euro. Next year the so-called 2GHz frequencies, which expire in 2016, will be auctioned again. The previous auction in 1998 yielded 1.84 billion. Looks promising!
2. Largest costs
The number of visits to the outpatient department of hospitals has for the first time fell in years. Since 2008 the number of outpatient visits increased year on year, but fell in 2012 by 1.4 percent.
The number of admissions decreased as well as the length of hospital stay. The number of outpatient care for the length of a day increased in 2012 by 2.2 percent compared to the previous year. This is evident from the industry report published Tuesday by the Dutch Association of Hospitals (NVZ).
People who go on holiday outside Europe, may soon need a separate insurance for medical expenses. Minister Edith Schippers will send a bill to the House in the fall. That said a spokesman on Thursday.
The idea is not new. Rutte I already made this plan in 2010. With the plan, Schippers hopes to save about 60 million euro. Care costs by travelers within in Europe will still be paid.