The STAN Labour Market Barometer North Holland is a new tool that not only provides statistics on the labour market North Holland, but also looks at the experiences and expectations of employers and business owners. Up-to-date figures for trends in the labour market and surveys of employers and business owners are used to identify quantitative and qualitative problems and challenges. What are the recent employment trends in the province of Noord Holland? What labour market problems and challenges do people experience in practice?

The labour market of the Province of North Holland is expected to recover gradually from the successive crises, but employment is not expected to grow in 2014 or 2015. In spite of an abundant quantitative supply of labour, a quarter of business owners in North Holland are experiencing problems recruiting staff. They are particularly dissatisfied with younger workers. Improving the match on the labour market is a major challenge. Not only for young workers, but also for employers.