Although hard to imagine in the current economic climate, particularly with the growing unemployment rate in the Netherlands, the shortage in the skilled and highly-educated workforces is expected to grow in the coming year(s). With this in mind, Expatica and Together Abroad introduced the International Job Fair, the event for pursuing an international career in the Netherlands, in 2013. After a successful first edition, the International Job Fair will return to Amsterdam on Saturday, 5 April 2014.
This is what the experts say about the situation:
The shortage of skilled workforce in healthcare is confirmed by the Dutch government on their website: ‘1.3 million people work in the healthcare and social welfare sector in the Netherlands. Over the next 15 to 20 years, over 40,000 extra staff will be needed – if we want to continue to provide care in the same way – to cope with the growing number of elderly people requiring care.’
Rob van Gijzel, mayor of Eindhoven
‘If the current demand – supply gap is not met soon, about 3000-5000 skilled job vacancies per year will go unfulfilled in the Eindhoven region alone.’
Whether you are new to the Netherlands, have already settled in or still live abroad, Expatica’s fair can help you find your perfect job. You can be just graduated or have an extensive CV, currently working or in between jobs. Are you highly educated and internationally focussed? Then join us for the next event on Saturday, 5 April 2014.