Allegedly, 36,000 jobs are at risk in Drenthe, though some job sectors are growing too
As reported by RTV Drenthe, the jobs that may disappear are in branches with large to very large job cuts due to the Coronavirus outbreak. These sectors include travel agencies, catering, culture; sports and recreation, aviation and floriculture in particular, says the Dutch employment agency the UWV.
The loss is likely to be large in other sectors, too: retail non-food, metal and technology industry, other services (including hairdressers); the car trade and passenger transport by land. Altogether, 36,000 employees work in these sectors in Drenthe, about 32 percent of all employees.
But there are also sectors where the number of jobs is growing, such as care and welfare, public administration and mail and couriers. 30,000 Drents work in these areas.
Drenthe is in the middle bracket of provinces when it comes to the extent to which employment has been affected by the Coronavirs. This is partially due to the employment structure in Drenthe: fewer people work in sectors that will shrink strongly in 2020, such as floriculture and aviation. However, many temporary workers work in sectors such as catering, recreation, industry and agriculture will feel the squeeze.
A relatively large number of people work in healthcare and public administration, too: sectors that are actually growing, says the UWV.