Dutch firms suffer from shortage of workers

Dutch firms suffer from shortage of workers

people are on the move again now lockdowns have been lifted but train companies in the netherlands are struggling to keep their regular services going several trains have had to be cancelled because of a shortage of traffic controllers train company prorel had had to ask former employees to return from retirement and those still working not to retire yet initial in the rail you will often work late shifts at night or weekends it’s a 24-hour business but for young people looking for jobs it’s like going to a candy store they can choose what they want to do for example if you want to go out on a friday night then it’s impossible to work for us the company urgently needs 70 traffic controllers who are expected to work irregular hours to guarantee a safe train ride but they also need people in other departments including risk management and finance you wouldn’t think there’s a problem there are plenty of jobs available but not only train companies are struggling to keep trains running factory hospitals and the hospitality sector are all screaming out for staff the dutch economy has quickly come back to life after covered lockdowns but is now threatening to slow down again due to a lack of workers after opening up again in may restaurants and cafes found that many of their staff had left some establishments are now forced to close again for several days a week because there are not enough people to do the work and finding staff was also a problem before the pandemic hi victor how are you but three years ago dick van oster started a company called chefs from spain and now can’t keep up with demand there are not enough working people and i think we we have to solve this to to think uh more european and uh look for staff in this case southern europe because unemployment there is around 20 percent victor hernandez arrived three weeks ago from spain and is among dozens of chefs recruited so far explained there is no jobs available for hospitality and the ones that are maybe don’t have the half of the good conditions that you have here it’s better money is better hours better social system despite the pandemic the netherlands has an unemployment rate of only 3.3 percent and the economy is predicted to grow by three percent next year but to maintain this growth banker han messer says companies need to be more creative in attracting workers this is the the new demand by the younger generation millennials generation alpha that is coming on the labor market in a couple of years of time they want a bit a better balance between work and private and maybe this is a spoiled thing but it’s a western european western world type of phenomenon not just a holiday he is concerned that if companies can’t attract more workers from the netherlands or from abroad the economy will suffer chef victor says more chefs from southern europe would definitely not hurt dutch gastronomy the eating of good food step faster al jazeera cats oval
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Dutch firms suffer from shortage of workers

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