Schoenen Torfs (a shoestore chain) and software company EASI have been named “Best Workplace” in Belgium.
An average 75.3% of women aged 25 to 49 years are employed in Belgium, as against 84% of men in the same age group, according to the results of a study by the Belgian Statistical Office, Statbel, released on Wednesday ahead of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March.
Wallonia had 208,668 unemployed jobseekers at the end of February, a drop of 1.7% (-3,672) since the end of the previous month, according to data released by the regional employment office, Forem, on Monday.

Brussels: jobseekers' numbers drop again

Friday, 02 February 2018 17:16
Unemployment dropped again, this time by -4.4 %, in the Brussels Region in January, reducing the number of jobseekers to 91,877 -16.5%- the region’s public employment service, Actiris, announced on Friday.
About 300.000 Belgians, mainly people who have worked as employees and as public sector appointees, are unable to use Belgium’s pension site, mypension.be.
It is not right to say that reintegration routes for people with long-term illnesses have met with only limited success, according to Labour Minister Kris Peeters, whose cabinet stresses that “provisional trends show that quite a few such routes were launched in 2017”.
Despite its restructuring plan announced on Thursday last, Carrefour “believes in Belgium”, Wallonia’s Minister of the Economy and Labour, Pierre-Yves Jeholet, said on Tuesday after a meeting with the management of the French retail giant.
Trade union representatives on Friday denounced the Government’s “hypocritical compassion” for the workers affected by Carrefour’s restructuring plan as they arrived for a meeting – at around 4.30 p.m.-  with the Government at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Brussels.
When all reductions in employers’ contributions and the effects of the tax shift are factored in, the cumulative increase in wage costs in Belgium since 1996 should be one percentage point lower in 2018 than the average for its three neighbours, the Central Economic Council says in a report released…

Half of Belgians aged 55 to 64 work

Friday, 19 January 2018 18:53
In the third quarter of 2017, half of all Belgians aged 55 to 64 were in employment, according to statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), quoted on Friday by De Tijd and L’Echo.