Work and income

Work & Income

The number of businesses in Almere is growing at pace. There are now more than 18,000 businesses active in the city, employing more than 80,000 people. The majority of companies are involved in sectors such as business services, wholesale and retail, and healthcare, followed by IT/tech and construction. Ample part-time and full-time jobs are available. 

Werkplein Almere

Werkplein Almere (Dutch only) is a public employment service available to anyone who is looking for a (new) job. Werkplein also assists organisations in their staffing needs. The municipality of Almere and the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV WERKbedrijf), the national public employment service, have joined forces in Werkplein Almere. The specialists on hand offer advice, information and counselling to job seekers. 

The employer service team is part of Werkplein Almere and is there for local entrepreneurs. The team offers practical custom-made support in the recruitment and placement of motivated and skilled personnel. The team also advises employers on subsidies, compensation for work-place alterations and funding for personnel education. 

People who are unemployed and want to work, can turn to Werkplein Almere. If they have relevant work experience or sufficient schooling, they should usually find a job fairly quick. Some people encounter more difficulties in finding a job. These people can turn to the municipality for advice and support. 

When you temporarily have no or very little income, you may qualify for welfare benefits. The municipality counts on you to be able to support yourself again soon and will help you get there. 

Werkplein Almere
Randstad 20-04
1314 BA Almere

Telephone: (+31) 36 750 75 75 

Amsterdam Job Search 

Search for English-language jobs in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area via the Amsterdam Job Search 

This website was founded and run by expats. IamExpat is an English-language online media platform providing up-to-date information, job listings, housing services and lifestyle tips for internationals in the Netherlands since 2009. is the website of the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency), which is managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. On the website, you can find job vacancies and information about work permits and resources for finding a job. The information is available in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. 

Working in the Netherlands 

If you wish to work in the Netherlands, you need a residence permit. Which type of permit depends on the type of work you are going to carry out: a single permit (GVVA) or a separate residence permit and work permit (TWV). For more information visit the website of the IND, the immigration and naturalisation services.

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