The Netherlands has a shortage of IT workers

The Netherlands has a shortage of IT workers

19th January 2015, Comments 1 comment

The Netherlands is losing out on attracting IT companies because of a shortage of trained workers, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.

The paper points to software company Unit4 which cutting 300 jobs in the Netherlands by transferring work to Spain, Poland and Portugal.

‘It’s much easier to find trained IT staff in those countries,’ Benelux director Bert van der Zwan told the paper.

Sector organisation ICT Nederland says it is ‘worrying’ that companies are deciding to set up their research and development centres in other countries because of the shortage.

It wants the education system to take greater account of this jobs market and to offer courses that will ensure youngsters are able to take up these jobs.

Last year, there were 34,000 vacancies in the IT sector, while the number of youngsters graduating in the subject was in the hundreds, the Telegraaf says.


© Dutch News

1 Comment To This Article

  • Davies posted:

    on 21st January 2015, 17:16:00 - Reply

    Hello all,
    The main reason that they go to these countries is that the labour is much cheaper than here, or in the rest of Western Europe. Its called globalisation, and the only people who benefit are the super rich. We lose our jobs, and the people who get are jobs are paid buttons
    as well.