Netherlands Urgently Needs 200,000 Foreign Workers for These 15 Jobs

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The European Labor Authority (EURES) has recently reported approximately 200,000 open job vacancies in the Netherlands, highlighting the country’s vibrant but challenging employment landscape.

Despite boasting a low unemployment rate of 3.5%, considered historically low by the EU Commission, the Netherlands grapples with persistent labor shortages across various sectors.

Key Sectors with Job Vacancies:

The demand for skilled professionals is particularly high in sectors such as information technology, management, engineering, healthcare, and logistics. The 15 occupational groups facing the most acute labor market shortages include:

  1. Databank and network specialists
  2. Software and application developers
  3. Retail and wholesale managers
  4. Electrical engineers
  5. Machine fitters
  6. Specialist nurses
  7. Engineers (excluding electrical)
  8. Industry and construction production managers
  9. Transport planners and logistics workers
  10. Military occupations
  11. Electricians and electronics mechanics
  12. Nurses (senior secondary vocational education (MBO) level)
  13. Financial specialists and economists
  14. Auto mechanics
  15. Laboratory technicians

Promising Professions and Visa Opportunities:

The Employee Insurance Agency (UWE) identifies education, industry, technology, IT, transport, and logistics as promising professions, where the demand for skilled workers exceeds the available workforce. Recently added to this list are occupations such as collection officers, schedulers and personnel planners, inland shipping skippers, fashion sales staff (clothing and shoes), and communications advisors.

Foreigners with expertise in these occupations may find increased opportunities to secure a work visa in the Netherlands. However, obtaining a Dutch work visa requires an employment contract with a Dutch employer, meeting the minimum wage criteria for employees over 23, and a demonstration that the position couldn’t be filled by a Dutch or other EU/EEA national.

Education Requirements:

The level of education required varies across professions, and job seekers are advised to carefully review specific job requirements. For roles like police officers, opticians, tax advisors, or online marketers, higher education or specialized training is often necessary. On the other hand, positions like traffic controller, kitchen assistant, catering staff, drugstore sales associate, and customer contact employees typically require little or no specific experience.

EU/EEA Citizens:

Citizens of EU or EEA countries and Switzerland enjoy certain privileges, as they don’t need a work visa to secure employment in the Netherlands. However, for stays exceeding four months, obtaining a Citizen Service Number is mandatory.

Navigating the Dutch job market requires a tailored approach based on individual skills, qualifications, and the specific demands of the desired profession. Job seekers are encouraged to stay informed about evolving trends and requirements to enhance their chances of success in the competitive Dutch job market.


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    Bagging palletizer machine operator
    I have a experience 15 Year for abroad gulf contry
    I have a experience plumber job
    And also mechanical fitter

  • I called someone who is running employment agency
    He said ask this editor where he got this news ..propakistan should post evidence about this news…

    But this news is false still as per my investigation

  • Good to know about job vaccine in Netherlands but the most difficult is about dutch language mostly of the job seekers don’t know Dutch language which is necessary although they know English like me a health care professional peramedics anesthesia technician have 12 year’s of experience but language is problem for me
    Are any possible Way to come to Netherland waiting for your response thanks

    • Dear Sajid
      Nothing is impossible, first of all.
      2nd no doubt you English is good, but Sorry to write dear please always check your typing mistakes just like you at 1st row.
      Good to know about job vaccine , nope
      job vacancy/ vacancies at Dutch outland should be written.
      Thanks for your time

  • Sir I job in pak Navy as a electrical engineering can I get job in Netherland ??? 3 years are my experience

  • A.A I want these job but how can apply this job I have experience driving Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and plumber with bachelor degree

  • I am professional qualified post registered Nurse BSCn, working in Government Qatar hospital Karachi. I am interested in Netherlands, if give me opportunity.

  • Hi sir madam good day i am interested to work in Europe i have 20 years of experience in gulf countries

  • I’m born and raised in the Netherlands with a Pakistan background.

    There is no such thing going on for normal people! It looks like we need 200.000 people and anyone can apply. But that isn’t true.

    Only really high skilled people with more than average education and skills like in physics are working here. But they are coming via their own company in PK who has a collaboration with a company here.

    Don’t get false hope or spend money on visa or people claiming they can give you visa.

  • I am ex military person interested in transport planners & Military occupation how can apply.

  • Good morning Sir
    My name is hafeez ur rahman from pakistan
    I’m a professional contractor Plumber and electrician and Driver and all repyring home 🏡 I have 13 years of experience in Saudi Arabia Riyadh World standard work#experience professional working
    I looking for the job Sir please help me Sir

  • I have a good experience as British standard in electrical supervisor technician in electrical and plumbing air conditioner and gen set operation work

  • I’m a lab technician and I have a government job and 12 years experience but I like a job in Netherland.

  • I am a registered Nurse (RN) and have been working for 2 years 10 months.
    Am currently enrolled in university to study midwifery. I would really love to be given the opportunity to work in the Netherlands. I dedicated, task orientated, hardworking, innovative and love learning new ideas

  • Im a registered midwife with 17 years experience in NICU. How and where can i apply?thank you.

  • میرا نام نعیم احمد ہے اور میں سٹیل فکسر انجینیئر ہوں اور میرا 15 سال کا تجربہ ہے

  • I am military retired Clerk experience is cashier accountant and office management and can also do security Guard job.

  • I want to apply electrician vecancy, I am DAE (electrical) and 1 year experience how to apply give me guidelines.

  • I need to work in Netherland if there is any job or Quality Manager in Garment Textile Division field is good
    Please considered my application for any suitable vacancy
    Regards
    Faisal Khaliq
    03002263572

  • i m a textile engineer with vast experience of manufacturing over 15 years looking forward for oppurtunity

    • Yes I have 13 year experience of production in paddy & Rice Processing mill management technically knowledge & experience

  • Hi sir my name Muhammad imran I live in Pakistan my skills electrician technician my contacts on wattsaap no 00923339533963

    • Sir my name husnain asjad but my country name name Pakistan
      Pakistan my skills pizza chef I have six months experience
      But my whatspp number
      +923427696662
      +923423642372

  • مجھے یہ نوکری چاہیے لیکن اس نوکری کو کیسے اپلائی کر
    Htv license سکتا ہوں مجھے پاکستان 15 سال ڈرائیونگکا تجربہ ہے اور

  • Hi
    I have a red seal trade certificate ” Turner and Machinist
    I’m currently looking at working abroad I am a South African citizen I know my skills and what I am capable of achieving
    I have no idea on how to get started with applications

  • How to apply and what is age limit I’m mathematics teacher and have also transportion experience

  • Database experience in (Oracle Database 10g,11g,12c,19c, MySQL Database, NoSQL, SQL SERVER, Mongo db, postgres ).

  • I have a certificate in mortuary science and funeral administration , are there any chances for me to get a job

  • My qualification is MBA finance with 17 year experience of accounts, finance and audit and a little tax consultancy.
    My age is 44 year old
    May I apply for that, I don’t know Dutch🇳🇱
    Although have well grip on English.
    Please guide me for that

  • Interested as a product engineer and currently working as a manager in INTERLOOP limited Pakistan


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