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Netherlands — Unemployment benefits office in 'speed-dating' collaboration with temporary staffing agencies

06 August 2010

The government body responsible for unemployment benefits (UWV) and the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) will work together to help the unemployed back into work, Dutch daily De Telegraaf reports.

Aart van der Gaag, ABU Director, commented "anybody who has been made redundant today could in principle find work this way again tomorrow."

This collaboration gives staffing agencies an important role in the labour market and enables the unemployed to 'speed-date' potential future temporary employers. Anyone who refuses a suitable job could lose his/her unemployment benefits.

UWV has previously had a collaboration agreement for the highly-skilled unemployed with the Alphen-on-the-Rhine office of staffing agency Randstad.



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