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26 June 2019

Going Dutch: tips for working in the Netherlands

(From ) Unemployment is falling in the Netherlands as the economy recovers, and while the number of government jobs is set to fall due to cuts, employment in the private sector is rising. While there is little demand for low-skilled workers, there is a shortage of applicants for medium-skilled jobs and therefore a good chance of finding work in a number of technical occupations. These roles include CNC machine operators, specialist welders and industrial pipe fitters, while design engineers, technically qualified project managers and R&D specialists are also in demand. There...
10 July 2018

The flex factor: temporary contracts on the rise in the Netherlands

(From ) In the Netherlands, ‘flexwerk’ refers to work carried out under a flexible employment contract. The hours and the place of work depend on the employer’s need and may vary from week to week and season to season. More than a third of employees work on a flexible basis, a quarter of them under a temporary contract. Private employment agencies play an important role in matching employers with suitable jobseekers. “During an economic crisis in the 1980s, flexible working became a chance for mainly young unemployed people to find work,” explains EURES National Adviser Mathilde...
10 January 2017

Opening plenary: Collaborative economy in the tourism accommodation sector

Published : Tue, 10 Jan 2017 The Commission adopted the Communication on the European Agenda for the Collaborative Economy in June 2016. In this Communication, the Commission committed to working together with Member States and stakeholders...
11 July 2016

Copernicus thematic workshop with private sector representatives on raw materials and the extractive industries

Published : Mon, 11 Jul 2016 Event: 05/09 > 05/09/2016 @ European Commission - DG GROW - Auditorium (Breydel building) The objective of the workshop is to advise the User Forum and the Copernicus Committee on the best ways to support upta...
10 May 2016

COSME kicks off in Greece: More than €125 million available for SMEs

Published : Tue, 10 May 2016 The COSME agreement will enable Diorama Investments to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), following the European Investment Fund's (EIF) EU-funded contribution of growth and expansion capital. ...
21 October 2015

Call for proposals: Erasmus+ 2016 - relevant to defence-related sectors in addressing skills shortages

Published : Wed, 21 Oct 2015 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 Public or private bodies active in the fields of education and training can apply for funding to carry out actions addressing skills needs and skills gaps relevant for defence, through Sector S...