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Women outstrip men in jobless benefit claims

For the first time ever in the Netherlands, the number of women claiming unemployment benefit (ww) has outstripped the number of men, the national statistics office CBS says. In July, 213,000 women were claiming the benefit, a lead of just 1,000 over male claimants, the CBS says. This shows that more men are finding work as the economy picks up than women, the organisation says. Women are more likely to work in the care industries, where employment levels have been hammered following government reforms. Two years ago, when the jobless total peaked, 240,000 men were claiming ww benefits, compared with 200,000 women. 

Source: DutchNews


Fewer refugees come to the Netherlands, minister rejects segregation

The number of new asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands fell to 2,400 last week, compared with 4,200 the week before, junior justice minister Klaas Dijkhoff has told reporters. Dijkhoff also said he did not favour separating refugees along religious lines, as urged by a police union and religious parties in parliament. People who have fled violence in their own countries and come to the Netherlands for safety must respect Dutch norms and values and the Dutch law, he said. And that includes respect for other religions.

Source: DutchNews


Can you learn Dutch all by yourself?

Is learning Dutch all by yourself a good idea? It’s convenient and since you don’t need to pay a teacher, it’s also cheap! All you need to do is to buy a book and listen to some CDs. But while being your own teacher would be great, experience shows that it is not that realistic.This article presents some important factors to consider when making this decision.

Source: Albert Both for IAMEXPAT

Do you already have knowledge of the Dutch language but need to attain a higher level in order to work in a Dutch-only environment? If yes, then follow our INHOW programme!


Human resources professionals would benefit from discrimination training

With the rise in discrimination research, the public is becoming more aware of how human resources (HR) professionals might discriminate when handling their applications for a vacancy. A recent case was that of Yassine M. who after being rejected, sent his CV again with a more Dutch-native name and one year of work experience less. He was soon contacted by a HR professional asking him to come for an interview. In this piece, the author provides four possible and different explanations for the HR professional's behaviour. Most of these the result of indirect discrimination.

Source: Laura Coello Eertink for Sociale Vraagstukken

The winners of the 2014 international children's stories competition

In november 2014 we announced the two winners of our 2014 international children's stories competition.


The winner of the 1-3 years category is Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, the Netherlands. 


The winner of the category 4-6 years is Anne Sawan, from the United States of America.


Each winner has written a short background piece about themselves. You can read their pieces here.

Winners International Children's Stories Competition 2014

And the winning stories of the International Children's Stores Competition are: ''De grote vijf''  in the 1-3 age category by Bella Makatini from Den Bosch, The Netherlands and ''What can your Grandma do?'' in the 4-6 age category by  Anne Sawan from Medfield, USA!


Many congratulations to both of you! 

2 places available in our programme Intensive Language Skills Coaching for Unemployed Youths - INHOW

We are now offering two places for our INHOW programme: Intensive Language Skills Coaching for Unemployed Youths. Through this programme job seekers will get the opportunity to do assignments that are comparable to the work future employers would assign them. The participants will be coached during the process, and their assignments will be assessed by coaches with elaborate working experience or by entrepreneurs. The participants will be assessed on their level of Dutch language skills as well as to what extent their work meets the expectations of employers. It is a 6-month programme (8 assignments). The cost of the programme is € 300 in total (50,- per month). The programme is meant for youngsters, but anyone who is interested is welcome to apply. Interest? Contact us 


The first training 'Discrimination-free selection mechanisms' completed!

The first group of employees and managers of temporary employment agencies has completed the training 'Discrimination-free selection mechanisms'!

Inclusive Works offers this training, together with Art.1 MN, to managers and employees of in temporary employment agencies.

The training consists of three sessions. The first session strengthens the participant's knowledge of discrimination law and how to apply this in their daily work. In the second session, the (unconscious) selection mechanisms and processes that lead to indirect discrimination are discussed. In the third session realistic solutions are sought and existing solutions (good practices) are presented to transform discriminatory requests into neutral requests.


We thank the participants for their active and positive contribution during the training!

For more information or to request our training? Please contact us!