No less than 23,7% of the active Belgian labour force works from home, either from time to time or on a regular basis.
Belgium has the second highest hourly labour costs in Europe, 39.6 euros in 2017 as against 39.2 euros in the previous year, the European statistical office, Eurostat, reported on Monday.
The railway workers of the CGSP union reaffirmed on Friday "its total opposition" to the implementation of the new provisions on hardship.
The Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, Maggie De Block (Open Vld), has informed Belgium’s health insurance funds that they will now receive financial incentives to foster the reintegration of long-term patients into the work place.
The unemployment rate in the eurozone fell in February to 8.5% compared to 8.6% in January and 9.5% a year ago, Eurostat said Wednesday.
Some 33.8% of Belgian small and medium-sized (SME) companies plan to hire new staff in the next three months, according to an employment survey published on Monday by the human resources service provider SD Worx.
The ING bank will reduce its full-time IT workforce in Belgium this year, going from 1,215 to 1,000 full-time equivalents (FTEs), writes L'Echo on Friday.
A new minimum threshold for social security contributions will enter into effect on the 1 April for independent contractors in their first year of activity.
From 1 April, social inspectors will be authorized to pose as clients or potential jobseekers to unmask presumed discrimination at the company they are investigating, under a law containing various labour provisions that was published on 15 January last in the Monitor, Belgium’s official gazette.
The national railway company, NMBS/SNCB, announced on Tuesday that it will hire an additional 1,200 workers by the end of this year.