More Dutch people interested in expat life
8 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — An increasing number of Dutch people are expressing an interest in working abroad, the Center for Work and Income (CWI) has said.
8 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — An increasing number of Dutch people are expressing an interest in working abroad, the Center for Work and Income (CWI) has said.
The CWI, the national employment agency, reported on Monday that it is scheduled to carry out 45,000 interviews with job seekers this year about opportunities abroad. This is the first time the CWI has published a record of how many Dutch people want to work outside the Netherlands.
A spokesperson for the CWI said the number of people interested in becoming expats is increasing annually. Some are people who have little or no chance of finding work in the Netherlands. But this is not the only motivating factor. Others want to raise their children in a different environment — for instance, in Scandinavia.
The CWI provides information about job vacancies in both the Netherlands and in other EU countries. Some foreign vacancies relate to the football World Cup in Germany in 2006.
As a result of the increasing interest in working outside the Netherlands, the CWI is holding a "Europadag" (Europe Day) fair in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 12 November.
Job agencies from 11 countries will be represented at the event and there will also be information on the social security and tax implications of working outside the Netherlands.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news