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    Job vacancies on the increase in Flanders

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    The number of job vacancies in Flanders continues to rise, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Flemish employment service, VDAB. The employment service published 20,338 vacancies in July, a 14.5% increase over July 2017. Over the past 12 months, the VDAB received 274,471 job offers, 11% more than the preceding 12-month period.

    “The number of job offers sent to the VDAB has remained at a very high level,” the regional service said.

    The sectors requesting the most workers in recent months were textiles-clothes-shoes, machine manufacturing, construction and energy-water-waste transformation. On the other hand, sectors such as Internet technology, media, telecoms, and transport, logistics and postal services seemed to have less need for new recruits.

    Jason Bennett
    The Brussels Times