News: 132 people with a disadvantage on the labour market employed at Schiphol

Despite the coronavirus crisis, 132 people with a disadvantage on the labour market were employed at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the past year. This great result was achieved thanks to a collaboration started last year with the City of Amsterdam, employer’s organisation Werkgevers Servicepunt Groot-Amsterdam and Aviation Community Schiphol (LCS).

Schiphol tower and parked planes during covid-19

Published on: 20 April 2021

Labour market disadvantage

The purpose of this collaboration is to give people with a disadvantage on the labour market better access to employment and to create jobs in a range of branches, such as cleaning, retail, hospitality, security and logistics. Over the past year, the majority of these job seekers went into logistics. At the airport there is a relatively large amount of jobs for those with a vocational education background.

Successful collaboration

Francien David, director of Aviation Community Schiphol, says: ‘We are very happy that we have been able to achieve such a great result with this partnership. Fortunately, despite the difficult times the aviation industry is facing, there are still companies that need people, like in logistics. Our ambition to be an inclusive airport is the same as ever. We always focus on the opportunities that are indeed available.’

Sustainable employment

More than 45 employers are affiliated with Aviation Community Schiphol. This network organisation, which includes Royal Schiphol Group, ROC Amsterdam and KLM, brings businesses, education and government together to sustainably strengthen the Schiphol labour market. Werkgevers Servicepunt Groot-Amsterdam helps job seekers with a disadvantage on the labour market to find employment. This service is a collaboration between the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), Pantar, AM match and the municipalities of Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Diemen, Haarlemmermeer, Ouder-Amstel, De Ronde Venen and Uithoorn.