The mission of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment is to foster a socially and economically vigorous position for the Netherlands in Europe, with work and income security for everyone. The Minister and State Secretary are responsible for labour market policy, including migration and the free movement of workers, benefits and re-integration, income policy, work-life balance, and policy on working conditions and inspection.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
State of Migration: global migration influx in 2022
06-10-2023 | 15:45
The year 2022 marked a global migration surge compared to 2021. This also holds true for the Netherlands: 403,108 individuals ...
Package of measures to cushion the impact of rising energy prices and inflation
21-03-2022 | 19:38
The government is introducing new supplementary measures to cushion the impact of rising energy prices and persistent inflation ...
Evening closures prolonged, primary schools to shut a week early before Christmas
14-12-2021 | 19:15
The number of new coronavirus cases is still very high and there are still many COVID-19 patients in hospital. But the surge in ...
Evening closures and stricter measures during the day
26-11-2021 | 19:11
The number of people testing positive for coronavirus has never been as high as during the past few weeks. Access to healthcare ...
End of support package for jobs and economy
30-08-2021 | 00:00
With effect from 1 October, the government will discontinue the generic support measures that have helped the Dutch economy as ...
Support package for jobs and economy to be continued in third quarter
27-05-2021 | 16:45
The outlook for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic is positive and the virus appears to be on the wane. However, there ...