Since last June 1st and the creation of the condition of recognized artisan, 900 requests have been presented before the Ministry of Middle Classes.
The European statistics bureau (Eurostat) revealed Thursday that 17.3% of European youth aged 20 to 24 were not working or studying or being trained in 2015.
In 2014, full-time workers earned on average 3,414 euros gross per month in Belgium, stated Thursday the Economy SPF (Statistics General Directorate).
The Walloon government approved Thursday a directive formalizing measures seeking to combat social dumping through public markets.
Businesses complying with their obligations regarding the number of youngsters they employ are becoming fewer.

Poverty still threatens 15% of Belgians

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 13:12
In 2015, The risk of income poverty remained stable in Belgium at around 15%. This is reported on Monday by the FPS Economy on the basis of a survey on incomes and living standards (by EU-SILC which provides related statistics).
Friday’s general strike has been described as a success by Belgium’s Christian trade union federation, the CNE. “A clear message has been sent to the Minister of Economic Affairs, Kris Peeters,” the federation said in a press release on Friday.« Strike, information and awareness actions have been carried out as scheduled…
Secretary of State for Asylum Policy and Migration, Theo Francken, issued a call Tuesday to employers, during a presentation at Cercle de Wallonie at Namur, asking them to do their part in the process of activation towards employment for refugees in Belgium, with a view to their adequate integration.
Belgium’s Cabinet of Ministers gave the green light on Friday to the transposition into Belgian law of the European directive against social dumping, a process that took some time due to the need to organize social consultations, according to Employment Minister Kris Peeters and the Secretary of State in charge…
Belgium, together with Italy and Turkey, have the highest levels of regional disparity in employment rates in the OECD zone, stated Thursday this international organization in its “OECD Regions at a Glance, 2016”, a study which analyses wellbeing at the regional level.