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European Job Market

Highlighted Job Markets

Please find more information on the local job market in these highlighted countries. The United Kingdom and Ireland are also highlighted although Ireland (and Denmark) does not participte in the Blue Card program, and the United Kingdom left the European Union in 2020.

Employment in Germany

Employment in France

Employment in the United Kingdom

Employment in the Netherlands

Employment in Ireland

Employment in Spain

Employment in Italy

Keeping Europe Competitive

The European Union consists out of twenty-seven member states, each with their own cultural background. There is still ground to cover before we can talk about one single European job market, like we see in the United States. The process of European integration is relatively new; each country has a different economic and cultural background, this is reflected in the resilience and competitiveness of their respective job market.

To keep Europe competitive, to increase EU work participation rate and to meet the demand of workers in the mid- and long term, there are two important steps to take:
First, removing the boundaries to increase flexibility of the workforce, making it easier to take jobs in other countries. Second, a single permit to draw skilled and well-educated professionals from outside the EU to the European Union.

Without these measures, Europe’s high social standards will become unsustainable, simply because there are not suffciient workers to fill the vacancies. The introduction of the EU Blue Card in 2009 is an important step to secure the future social- and economic prosperity of the member states of the European Union.

Have you signed up with the EU Blue Card Network yet? We're an unique platform to connect EU employers with non-EU workers seeking employment, with the EU Blue Card as the work- residence permit of choice.

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