Thursday, June 16, 2011 - The Netherlands needs migrant labour, parliament told - The Netherlands needs migrant labour, parliament told: "The Netherlands will need some 250,000 workers by 2020 to offset the effect of the greying population, a government commission was told on Wednesday, the Financieele Dagblad reports.
In addition, the Netherlands will have to compete with other EU states for migrant workers from central and eastern Europe, various speakers pointed out.

The commission is investigating the lessons which can be learned from recent migration from Poland when the borders are fully opened up to people from Bulgaria and Romania, possibly in 2012.


Frank van Gool, of staffing agency Otto Workforce, which specialises in workers from central and eastern Europe, told the commission the Dutch have to stop thinking that the Netherlands is a paradise.

Wages are higher in Scandinavia, Germany and Austria are closer to home and critical statements about migrant labour in the Netherlands have made many people feel they are not welcome here, Van Gool said.

Rob Slagmolen, of employers organisation VNO-NCW, urged the Netherlands to fully open its borders in 2012. 'Make sure that migrant workers can find their way here,' he said.

The commission will hear evidence from a wide variety of speakers and experts all week."

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Setting LinkedIn for new job opportunities notifications!

As posted before, LinkedIn can become a very useful tool.
Besides maintaining and making new professional contacts, LinkedIn can also sent you an email with new job opportunities that fit to your profile.

All you have to do is to change the Opportunity Preferences (log in, scroll down to your profile page, click Edit on Contact Settings) as follows

At the end, the email you'll receive (once per week) will look like this