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Living and Working in Belgium; Flanders

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Living and Working in Belgium; Flanders


Eures Flanders

eures@vdab.be


Overview

Belgium : Overall, culture, facts and figures about labour market, social security, taxes,…

Where and how to look for a job in Belgium ?

Useful websites

of Europe.....
How to apply?
Post your candidacy on www.workinflanders & www.eures.europe.eu !!!!

Look us up at our Belgian Eures stand, present today at the jobfair

Motivation
letter (≠ e-mail)
:
Maximum one page
Mention your willingness to move

How to apply?
E-mail: Motivate and situate!

CV : Maximum two pages
No Picture only if asked
Competences & keywords (functionallity)
Personal intersets
Professionel experience in a chronological order
Mention in your contactdetails 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
Kingdom
Population: 10.879.159 inhabitants
Population density : 341,1/km²
Belgium the



of Europe
Typically Belgian
A
multicultura
l
society (> 8% of residents are foreign nationals)

Brussels is the
capital
: officially recognized as the capital of Europe and the home of the key political and decision-making institutions of the EU

The Belgian economy is a
service economy
. The weight of the tertiary sector (services) is increasing and represented nearly 70 % of the GDP generated in Belgium in 2010


A federal state of 3 regions with large autonomy...
Regional employment services
Official languages
Gent
Antwerp
Brussels
Leuven
Hasselt
Bruges

Wanted !
Engineers
(mechanical, electromechanical, electrical, electronical, safety, construction international, chemical…)

Technicians (various!)

ICT

Nursing


Social security
13.07 % on gross salary
Covers:
Sickness insurance
Occupational accidents
Unemployment benefits
Family benefits
Legal pension
Professional diseases

Belgium is known for its extensive safety net

Income tax
Scales vary between 25 % and 50 %
Calculated after deduction of social security and expenses

Everybody has a taxfree minimum on his or her salary

Salary calculation
Unemployment rates
Belgium: 7,6%
Brussels Region: 17,5%
Flanders: 7,94%
Wallonia: 10,1%

EU 27: 10,6%

10.2014. Source:
www.werk.be WSE)


Employee in Belgium: caracteristics

Workweek = 38 h

Dutch language is a necessity 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
Note:
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:

www.workinflanders.be


eures@vdab.be
Do contact us !
Jobadvertisement
Public services : www.leforem.be www.actiris.be
www.vdab.be
www.adg.be

&
Eures : www.ec.europa.eu/eures

www.workinflanders.be !
Do contact us !
Leave your CV at:
www.workinflanders.be
&
Likedin

eures@vdab.be
Belgium, Flanders
All salaries are
officially
published as
gross
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
benefits
and sometimes dubble annual benefits!

Extra legal advantages: mealcheques, ecocheques, extra pension, phone, car...
Civil engineer - Civil engineer
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