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Netherlands – online vacany ads up 44% in 2018

No fewer than 16,334,351 vacancy ads were placed online in the Netherlands for the full year 2018, an increase of 44% compared to 2017, according to figures from Jobfeed, Textkernel’s big data tool for online vacancies. in five job vacancy ads were in Zuid-Holland (South Holland). North Holland accounted for 18.6% of all online vacancies…

Netherlands – MPs reject an increase to the probationary period

Dutchnews.nl reports that plans to increase the probation period for new employees in the Netherlands from two to five months in an effort to encourage employers to offer workers a permanent contract will not gain a majority in the Dutch Parliament. The plan, which was proposed by Minister of Social Affairs Wouter Koolmees, has drawn…

Netherlands – Amsterdam plans to name and shame firms who discriminate on the job market

Amsterdam plans to tackle discrimination in the jobs market by using what city officials call ‘mystery guests’ to identify companies using unfair practices to recruit staff, reports DutchNews.nl. The plan also includes ‘naming and shaming’ companies which have discriminated against job seekers. Employment Alderman Rutger Groot Wassink commented, “The chance of getting a job or…

Germany – Employment rate for migrants improving, temporary work a key driver for refugees

The state of employment for immigrants in Germany has shown improvement in the past ten years, with the employment rate for foreign-born workers increasing from 59% in 2006 to 67% in 2017, according to a study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The study looked at the progress in the integration of immigrants…

Netherlands – Court rules Deliveroo riders are not self-employed

An Amsterdam court ruled this week in two separate cases, that riders working for human cloud food delivery firm Deliveroo are not self-employed and are entitled to the same pay and benefits as an employee. The case could have a significant impact for gig economy workers in the Netherlands. In 2017, Deliveroo announced that it…

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