There were 537 “home visits” to unemployed people between September 2015 and June this year since the measure was permitting it was introduced.
The number of students doing temporary jobs topped 500,000 in 2016, for the first time ever in Belgium, according to figures from the National Social Security Office, ONSS, quoted on Monday by the Union of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs,UNIZO, and the human resources service provider ADMB.
In ten years, the number of people in liberal professions – such as doctors, architects, lawyers – has increased by 65%.
The Federation of Employers of the Port of Antwerp (CEPA) has decided to train some 450 dockworkers but, according to CEPA Director Guy Vankrunkelsven, even more are needed to cover the manpower shortage at the port.
The Higher Council for Employment (CSE) is calling on the government to implement the pension reform "without delay" and not wait until 2030 to reach the threshold of 67 years for legal pensions, its annual report revealed on Thursday.
Occupational mobility in the Belgian labour market is decreasing and nearly one in four workers (23%) do not want to change jobs, according to the annual survey of the human resources group, Acerta.
The number of students who worked at least one day last year surpassed the half-million mark for the first time and reached 502,297, a 5% increase from 2015.
Unemployment in Belgium will return to its pre-crisis level by the end of 2017, according to the OECD which presented its Employment Outlook for 2017 on Tuesday.
The reform of employment aid will come into effect on 1 October in the Brussels region, Didier Gosuin said on Wednesday.
If Belgium doesn’t get more people back into work it won’t be able to balance the budget, deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD) said while appearing on TV program VTM on Sunday.