More people hold multiple jobs

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THE HAGUE – An increasing number of people in the Netherlands have more than one job, and working weeks are getting longer, according to a new report by the government’s social policy unit SCP. It studied employment patterns in 2014 and found almost one in ten people were doing more than one job, compared with just 3 percent twenty years ago.

The researchers also found that the political focus on ‘work and more work’ is having an effect and that ‘people without a job increasingly feel like an outsider,’ researcher Patricia van Echtelt told the NRC. The SCP did not look at why people had more than one job, but earlier research indicates that this is due to either being interested in the work or out of financial necessity.

Source: Today SXM More people hold multiple jobs

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