Friday 21 February 2020

Fewer finance sector jobs, but demand is high for graduates

Photo: UWV

A further 12,600 financial sector jobs are set to disappear this year and in 2018, the government jobs agency UWV said on Tuesday in a new report.

Between 2012 and 2016, 27,000 finance sector jobs disappeared, as banks closed branches and switched to internet-based services.

At the same time, there is a shortage of finance sector specialists and IT technicians, the UWV said. There are now some 26,000 vacancies, but most are for people with university or college degrees and low-skilled jobs will remain under pressure.

Accountants and mortgage advisors in particular are in demand, as are programmers and IT system developers. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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