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Living and Working in Belgium; Flanders
Transcript of Living and Working in Belgium; Flanders
Belgium : Overall, culture, facts and figures about labour market, social security, taxes,…
Where and how to look for a job in Belgium ?
How to apply?
Post your profile on www.workinflanders.be
letter (≠ e-mail)
Maximum one page
Mention your willingness to move, if needed
How to apply?
E-mail: Motivate and situate!
CV : Maximum two pages
No Picture only if asked
Competences & keywords (functionallity)
Professional experience in a chronological order
Mention in your contact details your country code (phone and address )
Mention the equivalence of your diploma (google “Naric” )
Tip:Europass – CV
Facts & Figures
Surface: 32.545 km2
only 300 km to drive through this
Population: 10.879.159 inhabitants
Population density : 341,1/km²
society (> 8% of residents are foreign nationals)
Brussels is the
: "the capital of Europe" and the home of the key political and decision-making institutions of the EU
The Belgian economy is a
. The weight of the tertiary sector (services) is increasing and represented nearly 70 % of the GDP generated in Belgium
A federal state of 3 regions with large autonomy...
Regional employment services
(mechanical, electromechanical, electrical, electronical, safety, construction international, chemical…)
13.07 % on gross salary
Belgium is known for its extensive social and health insurance safety net
Scales vary between 25 % and 50 %
Calculated after deduction of social security and expenses
Everybody has a taxfree minimum on his or her salary
Brussels Region: 16,9%
EU 27: 8,6%
Employee in Belgium: caracteristics
Workweek = 38 h
Dutch language is important in Flanders but English is sometimes the working language in IT sector, big companies,… especially in Brussels
Regulation of annual vacation days are based on achievements of the previous year
4 weeks + 10 public holidays
Youth unemployment increased with 10% compared with last years figures
If you find a job in Belgium, contact your local Eures-adviser
Spouses might need support from Eures and VDAB to find a job in flanders as well!
U2 &/or IBO
Upload your CV at:
Do contact us !
Public services : www.leforem.be www.actiris.be
Eures : www.ec.europa.eu/eures
Do contact us !
Drop your CV at:
All salaries are
salaries, restricted by law, according sectoral agreements!
Nett wages are
what you receive
after deduction of monthly taxes(20-25%) and Social Security (13,07%).
In Belgium most employees receive vacation money, annual
and sometimes dubble annual benefits!
Extra legal advantages: mealcheques, ecocheques, extra pension, phone, car...
Civil engineer - Civil engineer