Increasing number of part-timers in Netherlands
The number of Dutch people working part-time is increasing faster than those holding full time jobs.28 August 2008
THE NETHERLANDS -- In recent years, the number of Dutch people working part-time has increased faster than those holding full time jobs, reports Statistics Netherlands.
In 2007, the total number of workers grew by 145,000 in 2007 and consisted of 107,000 part-timers, according to the report.
The Netherlands has a working population of 7.5 million, with three million being part-time workers. The number of older people working part-time is growing particularly rapidly. Part-time workers make up 70 percent of women in employment, and just 15 percent of men.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]