Tuesday 16 August 2022

Foreign firms create 650,000 extra jobs in the Netherlands

The 15,000 foreign firms operating in the Netherlands were responsible for creating 650,000 jobs at other companies in 2014, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

‘This means jobs for cleaning companies, security companies and accountants,’ spokeswoman Marjolijn Jaarsma said. The commercial services sector accounts for 60% of all the additional jobs created by foreign multinationals.

Most of the jobs – which come on top of the 700,000 positions at the foreign companies themselves – benefit small and medium-sized firms.

Foreign multinationals themselves account for almost 28% of jobs in the Dutch manufacturing and industrial sectors, followed by transport and storage (27%), information and communications (25%) and the retail/wholesale sector (20%)

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