On Friday, the Federal Council of Ministers adopted a Brexit law, which will lead to 718 additional new recruits.
More than 1,500 jobs are under threat in call-centres that work for Proximus, according to the General Federation of Belgian Workers (Setca).
The New Look chain of clothing stores has announced at a works council meeting that it intends to file for bankruptcy for its six Belgian stores, the CNE and Setca unions said on Thursday.
Salaries in Belgium are still higher than in neighbouring countries, but the greater productivity of Belgian workers sharply reduces this handicap, according to the Central Economic Council, CCE.
A plan by the Flemish employment and training agency VDAB to recruit around 30 tech staff in Morocco has been criticised by employers organisation VOKA in Flemish Brabant.
Because IT specialists are among the most sought-after professionals, the Flemish employers organisations VOKA and Agoria are also looking for IT specialists outside the European Union.
The unions representing workers at Proximus have announced a call to strike on Tuesday coming, in protest at the company's plan for mass redundancies.
About 34.4% of Belgian SMEs want to take on staff during the first quarter of 2019, according to a survey conducted by the SD Worx human resources service provider among 685 businesses.
Proximus confirmed Thursday its "restructuring" plan, which will entail the loss of 1,900 jobs and 1,250 new hirings, so as "to develop from a telecommunication company to a digital service provider," it said via the Telecom company’s communiqué.
The restructuring plans would affect thousands of Belgian employees.