Nearly one million SMEs in Belgium in 2017

Monday, 10 December 2018 16:15
In 2017, Belgium had 940,440 SMEs, which is an increase by 4% compared to the previous year, according to the Performance Dashboard for SMEs and Independent Contractors presented by the FPS Economy and the Minister of Independents and SMEs, Denis Ducarme, Monday.
Net monthly salaries will increase on average by 36 euros from 1 January due to the tax-shift measure, according to the SD Works human resources agency.

ONEM expenditure decline weighs on CPAS

Monday, 03 December 2018 15:34
The sharp reduction in expenditures of The National Employment Office (ONEM) in recent years cannot hide CPAS’s increase in costs, for social integration income in particular, two CEOs of Hainaut’s public social action centers write Monday.
Belgium’s Council of Ministers on Friday adopted two “Jobsdeal” measures related to the self-employed, the ministers for Social Affairs and the Self-Employed, Maggie De Block and Denis Ducarme, announced.
Labour Minister Kris Peeters denied on Thursday the existence of any figures on the available wage cushion for inter-professional negotiations but noted that the 1996 law on competitivity did not allow for a negative cushion.
It will soon be possible for young people to get a paid internship within the police and other security services.

Belgium strongly affected by Ikea restructuring

Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:44
“We did not expect that such a successful company would make such a restructuring.''
800 immigration candidates took part in the 12th “Destination Canada” work mobility forum in Brussels on Saturday.
Not even a quarter of the Belgian applicants should expect an answer after their job application.
The bpost rotating strike continues Monday, led this time by front-desk staff and by both service and call centers, unions said.