Schiphol and Amsterdam collaborate to create jobs

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The Municipality of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are entering a three-year partnership designed to help 750 people into employment.

Together with the Greater Amsterdam Employers’ Service Point (WSP) and the Schiphol Aviation Community (LCS), with which over 40 employers at Schiphol are affiliated, the project will target jobseekers who are receiving benefits from the government but may need additional support to find a job. This includes those over 50 years old, people with an immigrant background or those with disabilities.

The program involves jobs that require practical training, such as in cleaning, retail, catering, security and logistics. Schiphol has a relatively large number of jobs for low- to medium-skilled employees. Approximately 6% of the population in Greater Amsterdam with a low or secondary level of education work at Schiphol.

Schiphol CEO Dick Benschop said, “All the businesses at and around the airport make Schiphol one of the largest labor markets in the Netherlands. It’s a place for people with different levels of education and backgrounds. Anyone who can and wants to work is welcome at Schiphol, including people at a distance from the labor market. Together with Amsterdam, we will ensure that they receive the right support.”

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