Netherlands - Sacked bank workers find no job - November 30, 2016

The thousands of financial service sector workers who are losing their jobs in the current wave of cutbacks are finding it hard to get a new job. Over 60% of them end up claiming unemployment benefit for more than a year, compared with 35% of the general working population. Half of unemployed bank workers have a degree, double the rate in the population at large. The figures come from a report by the state run job centre organisation UWV and show bookkeepers and receptionists have just a 10% chance of finding a new job in the financial sector. The report compares the perspectives of workers that became unemployed since the start of the crisis.

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