Employment squeeze begins to bite

Employers are unhappy about quality of potential staff sent by job centres, the social security department and local councils, reports Tuesday’s Financieele Dagblad.

Companies complain applicants are insufficiently motivated or under-educated, the paper says.
The complaint surfaced in research carried out for the small business association MKB. The MKB says 55% of its members will need extra staff over the coming year, while eight out of ten say finding suitable people is ‘very difficult’.
At the moment, the Netherlands has 250,000 vacancies and about one million unemployed, says the paper. But despite this, 60% of MKB members report ‘hardly any interest’ in the jobs they have available.

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