Sunday 18 August 2019

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.’ has been free for 12 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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