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Handmade in Holland (2013/02)

Economy and Finance, Labour
Abstract of advisory report With an annual turnover of 110 billion euros, the skilled trades are a vital link in the Dutch economy and society as a whole. In the next few years, however, skilled workers will be in increasingly short supply, mainly because fewer young people are opting to train for a skilled occupation. In an advisory report to the Dutch Government, the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) is making recommendations to reverse this trend.