Working in the Netherlands could be very different to working in your home country. Is the nature of ‘The Dutch Employment Market’ new perplexing to you? Fear not. The articles below will help you learn about the ins and outs of Dutch contracts, social security, insurance and working hours.

Once you have a firmer grasp on Dutch employment, you will probably be keen to get started. Find out ‘how to apply for a job in the Netherlands’ here. It outlines several different methods of securing a position: from networking to signing up with an agency.

Equally, if you are a budding entrepreneur who wants to fashion their own job, the Netherlands is a great place for ‘Starting Your Own Company’. There are several ways in which you can work for yourself here, numerous advisory bodies to help you do so and a few legal matters to take into consideration.

Whichever avenue you decide to pursue, you might require some more tailored advice about working in the Netherlands. Why not have a browse through our comprehensive list of ‘Information Centres‘?

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