in Concrete terms, the minister wants to job-seekers and inactive people, better trigger, and concentrate more on training, for example through learning on the job. Service vouchers are popular in Flanders. In 2017, the system has more than 700,000 users. Each year more than 80 million service vouchers purchased.
But the companies that service vouchers work, primarily engaged in domestic help, have difficulty to answer the question. That's been around for years. Minister Muyters abolished in 2015 already the rule that the new recruitment businesses for at least 60 percent must consist of compensated unemployed or leefloners. "That made for a better matching between offer and demand, but still the problem remains, because the current workforce gets older," says Flemish mp Miranda Van Eetvelde. "Some are retiring, for others it is physical work to heavy. New people join then again not self-evident."
Van Eetvelde minister Muyters to a parliamentary question about the arbeidskrapte in the sector. In his reply, confirms Muyters that he measures, together with all stakeholders, such as the VDAB. These include, inter alia, a better screening to the appropriate people to find, both for the unemployed as job seekers. At the same time, the minister wants to concentrate more on training courses: the number must be raised, and they must, in addition to technical competencies also focus on language and "soft skills", for example, werkattitudes. Also the learning on the job in the sector should be further developed, Muyters.