What is it like working in the Netherlands as an expat?
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Many expats are drawn to the Netherlands because of the excellent job opportunities. The healthy economy and highly educated society have created a strong, creative industry. This has caused a skills gap for highly qualified workers. The employment rate is at an all-time high, with multinational companies such as ASML having to extend their search overseas. Put simply, there are more jobs than there are people qualified to fill them. The Netherlands is very internationally orientated and has many recruitment agencies devoted to finding foreign talent. The government encourages innovation and entrepreneurial start-ups are common. Work-life balance is very good in the Netherlands, with shorter working hours and longer holiday allowances.