Amsterdam is ‘forced’ to recruit IT professionals from Eastern Europe to alleviate labour market shortages. Meanwhile, immigrants with few prospects will be pushed to return to their country or origin. This has been announced in the study Effects of EU migration to Amsterdam, which will be discussed in the city council tomorrow.
The municipality expects growing shortages of health care and IT staff, partly as a result of retiring baby boomers. Last year, a study found that qualified IT professionals are to be found mainly in Eastern Europe and Asia.