Trends

National labour markets are increasingly becoming more international. Ever more people work in another country. Working abroad is becoming easier, more accessible and more attractive.

150,000 UNEMPLOYED BACK TO WORK IN THE EUROZONE IN 2014

Europe 11,2%

the Netherlands 7,2%

Germany 4,7%

Greece 25%

Unemployment

in the Eurozone

Unemployment figures in Eurozone reach lowest level in 3 years

Unemployment in Europe is decreasing. In January 2015, 11.2% of the working population in the Eurozone were unemployed. This is slightly less than in December and the lowest unemployment percentage since April 2012. Unemployment for the whole of the EU stands at 9.8%.

According to Eurostat, the European Statistics Agency, 23.8 million men and women were unemployed in the EU. For the Eurozone this figure stood at just over 18 million. Between December and January, some 150,000 people have found employment.

Highest and lowest
In Greece, the unemployment rate at 25% is the highest, followed closely by Spain. According to the European measuring guidelines, 7.2% of the working population is unemployed in the Netherlands. Germany has the lowest percentage: 4.7%.

UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE EUROZONE DOWN

Europe 22,9%

the Netherlands11,7%

Youth unemployment

in the Eurozone

Youth unemployment
Youth unemployment in the Eurozone has also decreased to 22.9%. In Greece, Spain and Italy, youth employment is the highest and approximately half of young people have no work. Young people in Germany and Austria have the best job opportunities. In the Netherlands, the youth unemployment rate is approximately 11.7%.

International labour market

International labour market
National labour markets are increasingly becoming more international. Ever more people work in another country. Working abroad is becoming easier, more accessible and more attractive. Of course, there are also financial advantages. By working in another country you gain valuable experience. Working abroad looks good on your CV.

In Europe, two phenomena go hand in hand. The international economic crisis is drawing to an end and consequently there is an increasing number of new jobs available. Due to an ageing population it is becoming increasingly difficult to find employees. Recruiting employees from abroad is an ideal alternative, certainly in Europe where the free movement of citizens is of prime importance to the EU.

Working through OTTO Work Force?
Working in another country calls for the necessary care and support. The rules are different, the culture is different and the way of doing things may also differ slightly. This explains the success of OTTO Work Force. We not only enable people to work in another country, we also offer them perfect and respectful support.

More info?
Would you like further information about the opportunities OTTO Work Force can offer you or are you looking for a challenging position? Please contact us.