Big increase in the number of foreign nationals working in Belgium

epa07008274 People attend a gathering in front of the Atomium sculpture in Brussels, Belgium, 09 September 2018, to demand freedom for imprisoned Catalonian leaders and in support of Catalonian independence, a day before the celebrations of the National Day of Catalonia (Diada) in Barcelona. EPA-EFE/Julio Gálvez

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Currently, one in seven people that are employed in Belgium are foreign nationals. According to figures from the HR consultancy Acerta.

The number of foreign nationals working there has risen by 13% over the past 5 years.

In Brussels the percentage of foreign nationals employed is far higher with more than a quarter of those working in the capital not having Belgian citizenship.

Among EU citizens Dutch, Romanian, Polish and Bulgarian nationals make up the top 5 best-represented nationalities. Meanwhile, Moroccan, Turkish, Congolese, Russian and Indian nationals for the top 5 best represented nationalities from outside the EU.



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