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Dutch forestry commission to cut 200 out of 1,000 jobs

Wednesday 12 December 2012

The forestry commission is to reduce its 1,000 strong workforce by some 20% because of budget cuts, the organisation said on Wednesday.

By 2014, the commission must raise 43% of its budget from its own resources, an increase of 10% on the current figure.

Staatsbosbeheer hopes to earn more money from the sale of wood as well as woodchips and grass for bio-energy generation.

The organisation manages some 260,000 hectares of land. The Dutch make around 150 million visits to forestry commission property every year.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

A news item of 5 sentences. Did it hurt to add a 6th sentence with the information that no people will be fired? When people retire nobody new will be hired.

By pepe | 12 December 2012 2:18 PM

@pepe: I agree, where's the 6th line saying that those 200 jobs were temps that will not be having their contracts renewed?

(I have seen plenty of 'hemp' growing there in the past, surely that's worth a bit more than wood!..oops sorry,'forgot..it's a forbidden plant :P)

By The visitor | 12 December 2012 4:58 PM

@The visitor: marijuana is grown on greenhouses. The Dutch open weather is unsuitable for its cultivation. But, wait, transplanting arguments made on the internetz from America is the norm of the day on this site, notwithstanding facts like geography, right?

By A.L. | 13 December 2012 3:02 PM

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