Before leaving the Netherlands for the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq, many Dutch jihadist had frequent problems with work, money, education, housing, crime and their psychological health, according to a police study in which the files of over 300 Dutch rebel fighters in the Syrian civil war were analyzed. This means that the distinction between psychologically disturbed perpetrators and ideologically driven terrorists has become obsolete, the police said, ANP reports.
Dutch terrorism suspects are often poorly educated, unemployed and have a previous criminal record, according to the Dutch Study Center on Crime and Law Enforcement. Their profile hardy differs from that of ordinary criminals, the researchers conclude, RTL Nieuws reports.
The number of homeless people in the Netherlands increased by 13 thousand to 31 thousand people over the past six years. That is an increase of 74 percent between 2009 and 2015, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Thursday.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs is outraged that VNO-NCW boss Hans de Boer called the unemployed "highly educated, lazy, disinterested weaklings". "Cussing at the unemployed end being proud of it. These times call for an outstretched hand instead of a middle finger." the Deputy Prime Minister said.
The Dutch unemployment insurance agency UWV has been reimbursing training to be a clairvoyant for several years. Dozens of unemployed people have been retrained to be a spiritual phone consultant or hypnotists.
Somalis in the Netherlands often struggle financially. Only about one in five Somali Dutch have work and about half of them are living on benefits. The Somalis is by far the population in the Netherlands with the most problems in the labor market.
By next year about half a million people will receive a WW allowance, according to the expectations of the benefit authority, UWV.
The courts are likely to make a decision in favor of flex workers, who go to court due to a legal conflict over contract, the Volkskrant reports.
The government wants to organize special evenings for older applicants and employers to bring them in contact with each other. That said Lodewijk Asscher Minister of Social Affairs and Employment on Monday to the NOS.
According to the minister, older workers become vulnerable. Although the unemployment rate among older people is lower than among young people, it is harder for them to find a job after loosing a job.