Published On: Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013

Government is slimming

Government centerWILLEMSTAD – The Government is expected to significantly cut down on public employees. Through this measure, the Government will save more than 24 million guilders this year and in the following year it saves of to 66 million guilders in 2016 and 2017.

What status the austerity package has, or if it is a proposal which has to be approved by the Council of Minister, is not yet clear. The aim is to have a small and efficient public administration, without compromising the services.

The savings should mainly be achieved by reducing the civil servants’ force and cutting down approximately 420 full-time jobs in five years. This year the force consists of 3,770 full time positions. A total of 126 full-time jobs already disappeared this year, mainly as an effect of the hiring freeze.

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