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Home Ownership and Displaced Workers in Netherlands – Job losses result in longer commutes

As in many other countries, the Dutch owner-occupied housing market and labour market suffered from strong negative developments during the Great Recession that started in 2008. The large scale at which the transaction prices and home property values fell in the Dutch housing market is very rare — it previously occurred in the period 1978 … Continue reading

Netherlands – Work After Prison, the fifth social impact bond

This week the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced that it will pay for the successful achievement of employment and prison recidivism outcomes among short-term adult prisoners as part of the new “Work After Prison” social impact bond (SIB)—the fifth such transaction in the Netherlands and one of about 60 in the world. In … Continue reading

Vocational education and training has been neglected OECD says

“Vocational education and training has been neglected. If “strong vocational programmes increase competitiveness”, “many programmes fail to meet labour market needs” writes the OECD in LEARNING FOR JOBS: SUMMARY AND POLICY MESSAGES. The OCDE review “aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for … Continue reading

Unemployment in Netherlands – The rate falls for fourth month in a row

The Dutch unemployment rate fell for the fourth month in a row in August, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday. In total, 13,000 people found work, taking the jobless rate to 8%. Unemployment has now fallen by an average of 14,000 a month over the previous three months, the CBS said. At the … Continue reading

March Unemployment in Netherlands – Slight drop but the trend is still upwards

Unemployment fell by some 7,000 in March as more people withdrew permanently from the jobs market rather than found jobs, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.  In the longer term, the jobless trend is still upwards, with an average increase of 5,000 people joining the unemployment ranks a month. Women were hardest hit … Continue reading

Mobile Recruitment in the Netherlands

From the perspective of the job seeker it seems that mobile is not hype, as the mobile traffic on career websites is increasing significantly. Since 2011, the amount of mobile traffic has doubled every year. To this date, 22 percent of the total amount of visits is made by a mobile device. The mobile visitor reads … Continue reading

Rabobank / To cut up to 2,000 jobs in Netherlands

Rabobank Group, a Dutch lender, is planning to cut between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs in the next several years, as part of a strategy to trim down costs by 2016. Rabobank CEO Ralf Dekker was quoted by NL Times as saying “Operating from within a central organization with lower overhead, makes it better, faster, and … Continue reading

Netherlands / Unskilled worst hit by unemployment

The rise in unemployment between 2008 and 2012 has hit the low-skilled much harder than people with college or university degrees, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday. In 2012, 8.8% of people with no or little further education were without work, up from 5.3% in 2008. But just 4.1% of people with a … Continue reading

Netherlands / Unemployment grew by 2 thousand

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, seasonally adjusted unemployment grew by 2 thousand in September to reach 685 thousand, i.e. 8.6 percent of the labour force Continue reading

ProRail / The dutch railway operator to cut 600 jobs

ProRail, the state-owned Dutch railway network operator, is cutting its workforce by 15% over the next three years. Continue reading

Netherlands / There is little difference between the cyclical sensitivity of immigrant unemployment

In absolute terms, the Great Recession affected the unemployment rate of non-Western immigrants more than that of native workers in the Netherlands. However, this merely reflects their generally weak labour-market position – job-finding rates are much lower for non-Western immigrants than they are for natives. There is little difference between the cyclical sensitivity of these … Continue reading

From Spain to Netherlands for nurses / 800 applicants

Nurse recruiting firm Roca-BHR drew more than 800 applicants in Spain last year when it offered guaranteed jobs in the Netherlands caring for the elderly to those who were willing to take an intensive course in Dutch Continue reading

Netherlands / Fewer boys are grading

A generation ago men in higher education outnumbered women. Now the opposite is true. What happened? asks Jos Claessen. In the school year 2010/2011, 123,894 students attained a higher education degree (a higher vocational education bachelor or an academic bachelor or master). But this imposing figure hides a worrying imbalance between male and female graduates … Continue reading

UK / Tata Steel Europe to shift two R&D centres to India, Netherlands

Tata Steel, Europe’s second-largest steel producer after ArcelorMittal, plans to close down two research and development facilities in the UK and shift them to the Netherlands and India, resulting in 300-400 job losses. Citing unnamed sources, The Sunday Times yesterday said that Tata Steel Europe (earlier known as Corus) plans to close two technology centres … Continue reading

Imtech / 1,300 jobs cut

Imtech (IMUN.AS) said it would cut 1,300 jobs, or about 4.5 percent of its global headcount, and make more writedowns on its German operations, in a sign of escalating trouble at the Dutch engineering company. Total costs related to financial irregularities still being investigated in Germany and Poland rose by 70 million to 370 million … Continue reading

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