Pensioners increasingly forced to take on part-time work


More pensioners are being forced to take on part-time jobs in order to make ends meet, Trouw has reported.

The number of pensioners with extra jobs has tripled to 180,000 since 2003, the paper said.

Temps agency 65-plus reports increasing numbers of retirees seeking work in order to top up their income. ‘In the past a lot of pensioners came looking for jobs because they wanted to keep busy in their retirement. But now many of them tell us they want a job because they need one financially,’ said spokesman Bart Veltman.

But not all pensioners are seeking a job for the extra income, research bureau ROA’s Didier Fouarge explained. ‘Some of them like to keep on working. It keeps them fit.’

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