Belgium’s government is to propose to its social partners to increase minimum unemployment allowances, Social Integration Minister Denis Ducarme (Reformist Movement - MR) said on Sunday on RTL-TVi.
Infrabel launched Thursday the largest recruitment campaign in its history.
People aged 15 to 34 land jobs mainly by spontaneously applying (26%) or through family, friends and acquaintances (24%), according to figures published on Tuesday by the Belgian statistical office, Statbel.
Only 60% of workers receive general training, which is “an astonishingly low percentage,” the Acerta human-resources agency and the Belgian jobs website disclosed on Friday following a study conducted among 3,700 workers.
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The number of employees going on early retirement has decreased significantly in four years, Dr Morgen reported on Friday.
A third of Belgian workers receive meal vouchers, according to the service provider RH Acerta’s study carried out on 40,000 workers.
The federal home affairs ministry has changed the rules on police personnel having second jobs outside the force, police unions said. Police officers may now have jobs on the side, with certain exceptions.

Job vacancies on the increase in Flanders

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 17:22
The number of job vacancies in Flanders continues to rise, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Flemish employment service, VDAB.

Rubbish collection strike goes on in Ghent

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:13
A strike by workers for the Ghent waste management company Ivago continues today, as uncollected rubbish lines the streets, in a situation made worse by record high temperatures.