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One In Six Low-Skilled Youth Has Symptoms Of Burnout


Data comes from the National Working Conditions Survey (NEA) by TNO and Statistics Netherlands. The NEA shows that there is an increase of employees with symptoms of burnout from more than 11% in 2007 to over 13% in 2012 for the entire workforce. With a population of about 7.4 million, it is therefore nearly 1 million workers. The two decades left a very stable picture of burnout among the workforce. ... Read More »

Inflation up to 2.8 percent


According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, the inflation rate has risen to 2.8 percent in May. In April, consumer prices were on average 2.6 percent up from one year previously. The inflation increase was predominantly due to higher petrol prices. Although petrol prices were 1.9 percent lower in May 2013 than in May 2012, the price drop in April was no less than 3.7 percent on an annual basis. Food and holiday prices also had an upward effect on inflation in May. Due to the cold weather conditions in spring, pr... Read More »

ARCADIS and Witteveen+Bos positioned to win ZuidasDok contract


It is a framework agreement for a period of six years for plan development and preparatory work for the realization of the ZuidasDok. The first assignments for the combined group consist of designing, planning procedures and project management for a period of eighteen months. The total contract value for this period is approximately € 7 million, € 5 million of which will go to ARCADIS. This was announced by parties on Friday. Project ZuidasDok concerns the expansion of the road capacity between the junctions 'De Nieuwe Meer' and 'Amstel' ove... Read More »

TomTom launches navigation app for Parrot devices


TomTom today introduces a new navigation app for Parrot customers, which is available to download from the Parrot ASTEROID market. Drivers with the Parrot ASTEROID Tablet and Parrot ASTEROID Smart devices can now benefit from world-class TomTom navigation with clear voice instructions via their car stereo. "TomTom is known for creating quality navigation solutions that are easy to use" says Gerry Hinds, VP Mobile at TomTom. "Parrot customers can now experience the best navigation available direct via their ASTEROID Tablet and Smart devices. We... Read More »

GE Power Conversion helps to Build the Future of Wind Power Efficiency


PARIS—June 6, 2013—Wind turbine developers will soon have open access to a £50 million testing facility in the U.K. based on unique and leading-edge technology. The state-of-the-art facility has been specifically designed for full-scale testing of large nacelles. GE’s Power Conversion (NYSE: GE) allows them to develop and build the next generation of wind turbines that will be increasingly efficient, reliable and cost-effective. This wind turbine test platform is being built at the National Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC It i... Read More »

Boskalis and VolkerWessels combine forces in cable installation field.


 Boskalis and VolkerWessels will each hold a 50% stake in Visser & Smit Marine Contracting Holding B.V. (currently a 100% subsidiary of VolkerWessels), which will continue its activities under the name VSMC. The two companies see opportunities for strengthening their proposition in the market for offshore cable installation works, with the joint venture primarily focusing on the installation of offshore power cables, for example for wind farms (both infield and export cables). Boskalis and VSMC already work together on a project basi... Read More »

Dutch Astronomers And Physicists start community for science elisa-spacemission


The latter mission will be testing with the help of the by Einstein predicted gravitational waves the general theory of relativity, study compact objects and supermassive black holes, and maybe even discover new physics just after the Big Bang. The LISA mission concept is a first version of the eLISA mission that will be further defined in the coming years. LISA consists of three identical satellites flying in an equilateral triangle at a distance of 5 million kilometers apart. Each satellite has two optical modules at an angle of 60 degrees. ... Read More »

Sharp growth number of social security recipients


According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands, 390 thousand under-65s received social security benefits at the end of March, i.e. an increase by 11 thousand relative to the preceding quarter. The increase in social security recipients in the first quarter of 2013 is about the same as over the entire year 2012. Last year, the number of social security recipients grew by an average of 3 thousand per quarter. The increase in the number of social security recipients is connected to the number of unemployed, which has ris... Read More »

Rabobank: Bottom in sight for housing market


In February and March of this year, the prices of existing owner-occupied homes rose by 2.1 and 0.1% respectively compared to the preceding month. But those growth figures were not sufficient to offset the decrease seen in January (-2.9%). Averaged across the first quarter, the prices of existing owner-occupied properties (PBK Price Index of Existing Houses) fell 2.3% overall com­pared to the previous quarter. The start of the second quarter of 2013 has been less promising: prices declined by 1.4% in April compared to March. This makes for a 19... Read More »

KLM and Pegasus sign Code Share agreement


The agreement enables KLM to market under KLM flight numbers flights between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport and Amsterdam, and flights between Izmir and Amsterdam, for connections to any of the 150 destinations on the KLM network. Also an interline agreement has been concluded, allowing passengers to travel on a single KLM ticket between any airport served by Pegasus in Turkey and any airport served by KLM. Mrs. Güliz Öztürk, Senior Vice President Commercial of Pegasus Airlines and Mr. Pieter Bootsma, Executive Vice President Marketing Re... Read More »

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