The salary of an employee over 55 is 76% higher than that of a colleague only 25, according to service provider Acerta HR’s study on gross wages.
The decision by the commercial court of Brussels to ban the activities of car-sharing company Uber will not stop its activities in the capital, lawyers said in a statement to news agency Belga.
The Brussels-Capital Region ended the year 2018 with 88,317 jobseekers, giving an unemployment rate of 15.7%, the lowest for a month of December in 26 years.

Mail carriers suffer more attacks

Thursday, 03 January 2019 15:53
The year 2018 is in danger of passing 2017 in the number of attacks on mail carriers, according to official numbers.
The number of jobseekers in Belgium receiving unemployment benefits in November was 332,667, a decrease of 20,856 units or 5.9% over November 2017, according to statistics published on Friday by the National Employment Office, ONEM.
One-quarter of all asylum seekers who sign up with the Flemish employment and training agency VDAB have found work within a year, according to a new study by the Leuven university labour support office.

Pilots to be subjected to drugs tests

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 09:13
Any pilot taking off from a Belgian airport will in future be liable to submit to a blood test to detect drugs use, federal mobility minister François Bellot has confirmed.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will gradually weaken in Belgium from 1.5% in 2018 to 1.2% in 2021, Vice Governor of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), Pierre Wunsch, said Monday on the occasion of the presentation of the institution’s economic forecasts.
33,612 managers have so far been able to benefit from the measure within the frame of the tax shift which allows hiring “first-time employees” with "zero fees" (exemption of basic social contributions).
"The planned actions will have all the more meaning," the FGTB President Robert Vertenueil responded Monday morning about the new federal coalition.