23 April 2020 – Launched online platform to help people find work in much high need sectors

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government has launched an online platform (www.NLwerktdoor.nl) to help match employers with people who have become unemployed as a result of COVID-19. The platform is a collaborative effort with employer organisations, unions, education centres and local government authorities, and has recieved 20,000 registrations already.

The online platform has been established to address difficulties businesses are facing to recruit additional personnel, particularly in healthcare, logistics, agriculture and horticulture sectors. At the same time, the platform seeks to provide assistance to people who cannot find employment, despite being capable and willing to work. At the end of March, a total of 250,000 people registered for the unemployment benefit, an increase of 10,000 compared to February.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/23/nlwerktdoor-brengt-vraag-en-aanbod-op-de-arbeidsmarkt-samen-tijdens-coronacrisis