Rotterdam unemployed to work for their benefits
The Rotterdam council wants unemployed to work for their benefits. Whoever refuses to accept a job or do volunteer work will have their benefits cut.
The three-year pilot will start in the Tarwewijk district in November. Four hundred and seventy-five unemployed on benefits have been selected for the pilot.
The initiative is intended to break the negative spiral of having no work, living off benefits, sitting around at home and slowly sinking into isolation.
A council spokesperson told the national newspaper De Telegraaf : “We want nobody to duck out”.
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