More jobs in the hotel and catering industry despite electronic check-outs

The number of jobs recorded in the hotel and catering industry increased by 2.2% during the first three months of the year, compared to the same period a year earlier.

This is reported on Monday in Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen, on the basis of data from National Office for Social Security.

According to figures released from the Office, 126,004 individuals were working in the hotel and catering trade in the first quarter of 2016, compared to 123,334 a year earlier.

Going further back, this compares to 120,902 at the beginning of 2014.

Flexi-jobs are also widespread.

Some 20,000 individuals, within some 5,439 establishments, have undertaken this type of job.

This emerges from data obtained from Secretary of State for the Fight against Social Security, Philippe De Backer.

In total, there has been a boost of 2.2% in the proportion of new employees, within the sector.

The author: Margareta STROOT

Margareta Stroot, a multi-talented individual, calls Brussels her home. With a unique blend of careers, she balances her time as a part-time journalist and a part-time real estate agent. Margareta's deep-rooted knowledge of the city of Brussels, where she resides, has proven invaluable in both of her roles. Her journalism captures the essence of the city, while her real estate expertise helps others find their perfect homes in the vibrant Belgian capital.

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