The Netherlands tempts with low unemployment, a plethora of offers and opportunities to earn a lot of money. What to know about the local market to make the trip turn out as favorable as possible for us.
No need for permits
Poles can legally travel to the Netherlands and take up employment there without having to apply for permits. All they need is an identity document (ID card or passport) and registration with the Dutch tax system (obtaining a Sofi number) when they are interested in seasonal work in the Netherlands right away. If you stay longer than 4 months, you will need a BSN number for tax purposes and other contacts with local authorities. To get one, all you have to do is apply to the Dutch municipal office.
What industries can you find employment in?
The databases of Polish recruitment agencies abound with offers for seasonal workers and those interested in permanent employment. Working in the Netherlands without language means doing simple jobs. The local horticulture sector is the most receptive. Greenhouse jobs in the Netherlands await women, men and couples. These are mainly activities involving: cutting and arranging flowers (tulips, roses), caring for ornamental plants, transplanting saplings into pots, stacking pots on pallets or sorting flower bulbs.
Men often choose to work in production in the Netherlands, which is usually on a piecework basis and allows them to earn well above the minimum wage (currently, the minimum job for those aged 23 and over here is just over €1,500). Those who don’t speak the language can seek employment in catering. There are also offers for Polish locksmiths, electricians and welders.
Those who speak the language can count on employment in the healthcare sector (salaries starting at €1,900 per month), transportation (starting at €2030), trade (starting at €1,745) or construction (starting at €2030). IT specialists in the Netherlands earn about 3-4 thousand to start. Euros per month, and engineers 3-3.5 thousand. euros.