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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Netherlands


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The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The netherlands has a prosperous and open economy, which depends heavily on foreign trade. the economy is noted for stable industrial relations, moderate unemployment and inflation, a sizable current account surplus, and an important role as a european transportation hub. industrial activity is predominantly in food processing, chemicals, petroleum refining, and electrical machinery. a highly mechanized agricultural sector employs no more than 3% of the labor force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports. the netherlands, along with 11 of its eu partners, began circulating the euro currency on 1 january 2002. the country continues to be one of the leading european nations for attracting foreign direct investment and is one of the five largest investors in the us. the economy experienced a slowdown in 2005 but in 2006 recovered to the fastest pace in six years on the back of increased exports and strong investment. the pace of job growth reached 10-year highs in 2007.

Environmental Issues

Water pollution in the form of heavy metals, organic compounds, and nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates; air pollution from vehicles and refining activities; acid rain

Government Type

Constitutional monarchy

Population

16,645,313 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Western europe, bordering the north sea, between belgium and germany

Area

Total: 41,526 sq km land: 33,883 sq km water: 7,643 sq km

Slightly less than twice the size of new jersey

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: kingdom of the netherlands conventional short form: netherlands local long form: koninkrijk der nederlanden local short form: nederland

Capital

Name: amsterdam geographic coordinates: 52 23 n, 4 54 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october note: the hague is the seat of government; time descriptions apply to the continental netherlands only, not to the caribbean components

Military Service

20 years of age for an all-volunteer force (2004)

International Disputes

None

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

166 Netherlands Jobs Found


**Fluency in Dutch is mandatory** Expert DevOps / Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht Our client is looking for a DevOps Expert with extensive proven exp...
Jefferson Frank - Amsterdam - posted about 18 hours ago
**Fluency in Dutch is mandatory** About the role and the company: -You will be working on many different projects on customer sites as well as remo...
Jefferson Frank - Amsterdam - posted about 18 hours ago
Our client is a leading consultancy, hiring Senior Java Developers for new projects covering telecommunications, defence and finance. Each member i...
Pearson Frank - Utrecht - posted about 18 hours ago
Senior Front-end Developer - Utrecht Area 1. Would you like to work for a company in the football industry? 2. Are you passionate about front-end d...
Pearson Frank - Utrecht - posted about 18 hours ago
Lead Senior Cloud Engineer- EMEA Location: Amsterdam Our client Our client is a multinational logistics real estate investment trust who is looking...
Jefferson Frank - Amsterdam - posted about 18 hours ago
Senior Cloud Engineer - European Head of IT - In-house Role - AMS - ENG & NL speakers both welcome The company: Our client is the leading owner, op...
Jefferson Frank - Amsterdam - posted about 18 hours ago
Lead Cloud Engineer- EMEA Location: Amsterdam Our client Our client is a multinational logistics real estate investment trust who is looking to exp...
Jefferson Frank - Amsterdam - posted 2 days ago
Senior Java Developer - Amsterdam My client is specialized in creating innovative, high quality scalable software. They are looking for a Senior Ja...
Pearson Frank - Amsterdam - posted 2 days ago
My Microsoft Gold partner client in Amsterdam is looking for a hands-on, customer friendly, dynamics CRM consultant who is willing to lead the team...
Nigel Frank International - Amsterdam - posted 2 days ago
AWS Data Engineer - Azure/AWS DevOps - Consultancy & In House - Dutch speaking Our client is the European market leader in Technology Consulting an...
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