Recruiting in the Netherlands


Recruiting in the Netherlands

Foreign employers looking for staff in the Netherlands may sometimes qualify for support from UWV. This will depend on the vacancy you wish to advertise and the country where your company is based.

You are a foreign employer based in the Netherlands

If you are a foreign employer based in the Netherlands, you have access to all regular services of UWV through If you register as an employer on you will be able to: 

  • post a vacancy yourself;

  • look for job seekers’ CVs yourself.

You can also send your vacancy to the UWV werkgeversservicepunt. They offer help and advice if you are interested in hiring personnel with a distance from the labour market.

Employers in the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

If you want to recruit staff in the Netherlands, please contact the EURES organisation in your own country. From there you can contact a EURES advisor of UWV in the Netherlands.

Employers outside EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

As a rule, UWV cannot help you find staff in the Netherlands for the following reasons:   

  • UWV does not have a network of employment services in your country.

  • UWV has insufficient knowledge of the labour market regulations in your country.  

There are exceptions, however. For example, if you can offer work to a large number of new employees from the Netherlands and your demand closely matches the Dutch supply. In that case, UWV will be happy to consider offering support. Please contact: