Mass layoffs starting, but no skyrocketing unemployment expected

Large companies like Booking.com, Damen Shipyards, NS and KLM have announced coronavirus crisis-necessitated reorganizations, with thousands of jobs being cut. And more are expected to follow. But that does not mean that unemployment in the Netherlands will skyrocket, Sandra Phlippen, chief economist at ABN Amro, said to Financieele Dagblad. The unemployment rate in the Netherlands […]

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Half of young doctors considered quitting over high workload, work culture

Young doctors struggle with high workload and stress, with half of them saying that they’ve thought about quitting their profession because of this, according to a study by doctors’ organization De Jonge Dokter. The young doctors want hospital culture to change, the organization said to NRC. The researchers asked 622 young doctors about their workload […]

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Catering sector surprised by new customer registration, forced closure rules

The Netherlands’ association for hospitality and catering businesses KHN is surprised by the new coronavirus rules that the government announced on Thursday. KHN general director Dirk Beljaarts wonders whether the 14 day closure of catering establishments in the event of an outbreak is a punishment, or really necessary for public health, he said to newspaper […]

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