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Recruiting Immigrant Workers: The Netherlands 2016

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The Dutch labour migration system has undergone substantive changes in recent years. To induce a transition to more high-skilled migration, a programme based on salary thresholds has grown in volume while a programme based on work permits after a labour market test has shrunk. New programmes target international graduates either of Dutch educational institutions or of selected institutions abroad. Changes to immigration procedures have shifted responsibility to migrants' employers and have greatly reduced processing times. This review first examines the composition of labour migration to the Netherlands, in the context of present and expected demand in the Dutch labour market. Following a discussion of various programmes and procedures, the review assesses how labour migration contributes to the strategic development of sectors and to employment in regions. It then explores the determinants for the retention of high-skilled migrants and for the integration of international graduates into the Dutch labour market.

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The Dutch labour migration policy

This chapter presents the migration policies applied in the Netherlands to labour migrants who are not citizens of EU/EFTA countries. Recent changes to programmes for permanent labour migration, administrative procedures and the role of employers are discussed in detail. Based on quantitative evidence such as numbers of residence and work permits, processing times, and violations of employment laws for migrants, the chapter assesses the efficiency of the Dutch labour migration system and derives recommendations for improvements.

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