Automation causes job losses in Dutch horticulture

Automation causes job losses in Dutch horticulture

Employment has been decreasing in the Dutch agricultural and horticultural sector for years. In the coming years job reductions in this sector will continue. Between 2016 and 2020 a decrease of more than 7,000 full-time jobs is expected. Shrinkage is occurring quickly, especially among agricultural entrepreneurs. The number of people on unemployment benefits is increasing and there is heavy competition among job seekers, particularly in winter. Despite the job reductions, there are opportunities for certain professions in the sector as well, such as horticulturists and plant breeding specialists, according to a new UWV (Employment Insurance Agency) report on the […]

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