Eindhoven City Council has opened a ‘Huis naar Werk’ desk. They want to help the unemployed and business owners find their way through the labour market jungle.
The labour market has been fragmented for years, according to the municipality. “There’s an assortment of projects and websites. That means many employers and job seekers can no longer see the wood for the trees,” says a Council press release.
“We’ve devised a different plan for each target group. This should provide a good match for what someone wants and can do. We’ve learned that the extensive, confusing structures no get the job done.”
Open to everyone
The desk is open to everyone. Those who have just graduated, to someone who wants to change jobs, and the unemployed. The counter is also available to employers looking for staff.
The project involves, among others, 13 regional municipalities and ten institutions. These include the Employee Insurance Agency, two trade unions, and an employers’ organisation.
This is also open from Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00. You don’t need an appointment. Naturally, this service is COVID-19 measures compliant.
Translator: Melinda Walraven