110,000 extra jobs in third quarter
21 December 2006, AMSTERDAM — There were 110,000 more jobs in the Netherlands in the third quarter compared with the same period in 2005.
21 December 2006
AMSTERDAM — There were 110,000 more jobs in the Netherlands in the third quarter compared with the same period in 2005.
That represented a 1.5 percent increase, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
Jobs growth was particularly strong in the business services sector, with more than 91,000 jobs created. A large number of those were temping jobs.
The economic recovery is leading to jobs growth and employers are sometimes filling these positions with temporary employees.
These jobs are measured at the job agencies, while the workers work in other sectors. One in five temping workers, for example, work in manufacturing, and one in nine in the transport sector.
Other business services have also recruited more staff: such as ICT companies, accountant's and solicitor's offices, engineering firms and advertising agencies.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news