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
Government extends coronavirus support for jobs and the economy into 2021
28-08-2020 | 15:00
Coronavirus is continuing to affect employment and the economy and the recession is unlikely to end very soon. The government has ...
Coronavirus: Dutch government adopts package of new measures designed to save jobs and the economy
17-03-2020 | 18:45
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Dutch government has decided to implement a series of unprecedented economic measures. The ...
Coronavirus: fewer children and fewer staff members at childcare centres
13-03-2020 | 17:09
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) advises people with a cold, a cough or a fever to ...
National coordination meeting emphasises urgent need for additional reception capacity for asylum seekers
04-03-2020 | 11:15
At the national coordination meeting on migration and integration (Landelijke Regietafel Migratie en Integratie, LRT) that took ...
Improved position of employees in case of company restart
29-05-2019 | 14:28
Upon restart of a company following liquidation, all its employees must in principle be employed by the new owner under the same ...
Social assistance scheme for self-employed persons to be simplified
24-05-2019 | 09:11
The regulations for people in financial difficulties who seek social assistance under the Social Assistance (Self-employed ...