Half Amsterdam-based companies are actually freelancers

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Half Amsterdam-based companies are actually freelancers

Half of the 94,000 companies registered in Amsterdam are actually freelancers with no personnel, according to new research by the city council's statistics office O&S.

Since 2006, the number of freelancers, known as zzp'ers in Dutch, has almost doubled, the O&S research shows. The growth is due to a number of factors including an increasingly flexible jobs market and a reduction in the red tape attached to starting a company.

Most freelancers work in commercial services, their average age is 46 and they earn an average of €30,500 a year.

 

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