The Dutch Employment Market

As the world struggles its way out of the economic crisis, the Dutch labor market appears to be recovering as well. The unemployment rate went down from 7.4% to 6.8% over 2015, and there has been a marked increase in trade, transport, financial services... Read more...


Sectors

In terms of number of jobs, the commercial services sector remains the strongest in the Netherlands, and has been for several years, closely followed by the health care and manufacturing industries. As mentioned above, the number of vacancies have gone... Read more...


Dutch Employment Law

As many of you will not have moved to the Netherlands on an expat contract governed by your home country laws, the rules that apply to those employed directly by a Dutch employer can be of great importance to you. Even expatriates, whose contract explicitly... Read more...


Working through an Employment Agency

Currently the top seven agencies are: Randstad Nederland, Start People Netherlands, Unique Nederland, Luba Uitzendbureau, Tempo-Team and Adecco. Some provisions of the Collective Agreement for Temporary Employees (ABU Collective Agreement) apply to all... Read more...


Multilingual Jobs

When looking for employment in the Netherlands whereby you can work in your native language, you can either register with various specialized employment agencies (a listing of these can be found at the end of this chapter) or you can apply directly with... Read more...


Protection Labor Market

When applying for a work permit, beware of the stringent legal protection of the Dutch labor market, making it difficult for non-EU/EEA/ Swiss nationals to receive such a permit. Other rules apply if the job you are applying for meets the criteria for... Read more...


Citizen Service Number

Everyone who is employed legally has a ‘social-fiscal’ number – the Citizen Service Number, or burgerservicenummer – for tax purposes. Without this number, your employer cannot properly pay out your salary for tax purposes or credit your contributions... Read more...


Pension

One of the things you will want to arrange when you come to work in the Netherlands, is your old age pension. The easiest would be for you to be able to continue participating in your existing pension scheme back home (or your former country of employment).... Read more...


Social Security

Those who legally reside and/or work in the Netherlands are in principle subject to the Dutch social security system. There are two kinds of compulsory social insurance schemes in the Netherlands; one that is applicable to the population in general (national... Read more...


‘Double’ Social Insurances

The Dutch social insurance legislation is also important for their partners and/or other members of their families, unless they are exempt under EC Regulation 883/2004 (before May 1, 2010, this was EC-Regulation 1408/71; certain transitional rules still... Read more...


Starting Your Own Company

Every natural person who wants to work in the Netherlands, whether in employment or self-employment, needs to comply with the Dutch entrance requirements set (if any) and needs a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer). You do not need a work permit... Read more...


Useful References

social security MINISTERIE VAN SOCIALE ZAKEN EN WERKGELEGENHEID Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment www.rijksoverheid.nl DE SOCIAAL ECONOMISCHE RAAD (SER) The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands www.ser.nl SOCIALE VERZEKERINGSBANK Social... Read more...


Recommended reading

EMPLOYMENT IN THE NETHERLANDS Published yearly by Loyens & Loeff Conditions of employment, tax and social security aspects www.loyensloeff.com THE ACCESS GUIDE/WORKING IN THE NETHERLANDS This guide gives an overview of Dutch Employment Law and information... Read more...


The Dutch Employment Market

As the world struggles its way out of the economic crisis, the Dutch labor market appears to be recovering as well. The unemployment rate went down from 7.4% to 6.8% over 2015, and there has been a marked increase in trade, transport, financial services...

Read more...


Sectors

In terms of number of jobs, the commercial services sector remains the strongest in the Netherlands, and has been for several years, closely followed by the health care and manufacturing industries. As mentioned above, the number of vacancies have gone...

Read more...


Dutch Employment Law

As many of you will not have moved to the Netherlands on an expat contract governed by your home country laws, the rules that apply to those employed directly by a Dutch employer can be of great importance to you. Even expatriates, whose contract explicitly...

Read more...


Working through an Employment Agency

Currently the top seven agencies are: Randstad Nederland, Start People Netherlands, Unique Nederland, Luba Uitzendbureau, Tempo-Team and Adecco. Some provisions of the Collective Agreement for Temporary Employees (ABU Collective Agreement) apply to all...

Read more...


Multilingual Jobs

When looking for employment in the Netherlands whereby you can work in your native language, you can either register with various specialized employment agencies (a listing of these can be found at the end of this chapter) or you can apply directly with...

Read more...


Protection Labor Market

When applying for a work permit, beware of the stringent legal protection of the Dutch labor market, making it difficult for non-EU/EEA/ Swiss nationals to receive such a permit. Other rules apply if the job you are applying for meets the criteria for...

Read more...


Citizen Service Number

Everyone who is employed legally has a ‘social-fiscal’ number – the Citizen Service Number, or burgerservicenummer – for tax purposes. Without this number, your employer cannot properly pay out your salary for tax purposes or credit your contributions...

Read more...


Pension

One of the things you will want to arrange when you come to work in the Netherlands, is your old age pension. The easiest would be for you to be able to continue participating in your existing pension scheme back home (or your former country of employment)....

Read more...


Social Security

Those who legally reside and/or work in the Netherlands are in principle subject to the Dutch social security system. There are two kinds of compulsory social insurance schemes in the Netherlands; one that is applicable to the population in general (national...

Read more...


‘Double’ Social Insurances

The Dutch social insurance legislation is also important for their partners and/or other members of their families, unless they are exempt under EC Regulation 883/2004 (before May 1, 2010, this was EC-Regulation 1408/71; certain transitional rules still...

Read more...


Starting Your Own Company

Every natural person who wants to work in the Netherlands, whether in employment or self-employment, needs to comply with the Dutch entrance requirements set (if any) and needs a Citizen Service Number (burgerservicenummer). You do not need a work permit...

Read more...


Useful References

social security MINISTERIE VAN SOCIALE ZAKEN EN WERKGELEGENHEID Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment www.rijksoverheid.nl DE SOCIAAL ECONOMISCHE RAAD (SER) The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands www.ser.nl SOCIALE VERZEKERINGSBANK Social...

Read more...


Recommended reading

EMPLOYMENT IN THE NETHERLANDS Published yearly by Loyens & Loeff Conditions of employment, tax and social security aspects www.loyensloeff.com THE ACCESS GUIDE/WORKING IN THE NETHERLANDS This guide gives an overview of Dutch Employment Law and information...

Read more...


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