Working after 65 still uncommon in Belgium

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 19:07
Only one in twenty Belgians aged 65 to 69 continues to work.

Job offers in Flanders at five-year peak

Thursday, 08 September 2016 19:14
In the last 12 months, the number of job offers in Flanders reached its highest level in five years, showed figures from VDAB, the Flemish employment office, pointing to greater employer confidence.
The Strategic Development Committee of Charleroi Sud-Hainaut Region held an emergency meeting on Friday following the announcement of the closure of the Caterpillar plant in Gosselies.

More and more student jobs "in the grey"

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 19:00
An increasing number of jobs carried out by student minors are being done “in the grey”: partly under contract and partly illegally, according to a survey carried out by KU Leuven with 4,000 youth under 18, made known Monday by the VRT newspaper.
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).