Brussels warns about impact of Dutch skilled technician shortage

25th September 2013, Comments 1 comment

While the Netherlands continues to be among the top performers in EU competitiveness indicators, the country is likely to face challenges, according to a new European Commission report.

The latest Brussels evaluation says relatively low private R&D investments may weaken the Netherlands' competitiveness in the future.

In addition, ‘skills shortages are emerging especially in engineering and technology-related professions, a situation which is becoming an increasing concern and a potential barrier to growth', the commission report states.

The Dutch government is taking steps to try to encourage more students to study techical and science subjects and is looking at ways to encourage foreign students with a science background to remain in the country.



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1 Comment To This Article

  • elvis posted:

    on 25th September 2013, 21:39:13 - Reply

    "... looking at ways to encourage foreign students with a science background to remain in the country."

    How about dropping nonsense requirements such as language and dutch society knowledge for permanent residency? How about extending 30% to 20 years? How about dropping BPM on new cars for KMs?