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Labor shortage: Belgium opens more than 200 vacancies with attractive salaries for services such as nurses, maids, drivers, bricklayers, painters and much more!

Written by Roberta Souza
Published 09/06/2024 às 20:49
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Discover job opportunities in Belgium: vacancies in different areas with attractive salaries!

Living and working in Europe is a dream shared by many Brazilians, especially when it comes to an attractive country like Belgium. This article provides a complete guide on how to find a job in Belgium, with practical tips and essential information to prepare, identify the professions most demanded and get to know the visas available to work legally in the country, according to indeed.

Life in Belgium: What to Expect

Therefore, before packing your bags and heading to Belgium, it is crucial to have a career planning well defined and understand what to expect from the new destination. Belgium, although small compared to other European countries and Brazil, stands out for its importance cultural, economic and gastronomic. With a population of more than 11 million inhabitants in a territory of approximately 30 thousand km², the country borders Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Its three official languages, French, German and Dutch reflect its rich cultural diversity, although many places hire Brazilians precisely to serve Portuguese-speaking tourists, which is great for those who want to live abroad but don't yet know how to speak other languages.

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Belgium is a constitutional monarchy, governed by a parliament and a federal government. Your currency is euro, and the developed economy guarantees a high standard of living. Belgian communities are divided according to language, with each responsible for sectors such as education, culture, health and youth support.

The Belgian job market: opportunities and challenges

Belgium has solid policies to protect and support workers, including determining the minimum wage and legal liability for employers who do not comply with the legislation. With an unemployment rate of 6,3% (lower than the European Union average of 7,1%), the country is fertile ground for Brazilians looking for work.

The engineering, chemical industry, biotechnology and logistics sectors offer good opportunities, but there is also a significant demand for professionals in various areas. According to the National Employment Agency (VDAB), there are more than 207 activities with a shortage of professionals in the country.

Labor shortage and professions in high demand

The VDAB listed the following professions with the most job openings available:

  • Nurses
  • Industrial installation technicians
  • Construction site managers and drivers
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning technicians
  • Maintenance mechanics
  • Tractor-trailer drivers
  • domestic servants
  • Construction site technicians, agricultural and lifting machinery
  • Construction Calculators
  • Industrial electricians
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New professions on the rise

In addition to traditional professions, VDAB has identified new activities that are emerging on the Belgian job market:

  • Construction Employee
  • Industrial tile installer
  • Installer of metal facade and roof elements
  • Painter-decorator
  • Driller and pile driver
  • Industrial painter
  • laundry professional
  • credit consultant
  • Financial consultant
  • Commercial employee in the financial sector
  • Seller of sports and leisure items
  • weaving operator
  • Textile finishing operator
  • Upholsterer
  • bicycle repairman
  • Industrial production laboratory professional
  • Special high school teacher
  • Occupational therapist, especially in aged care and schools

How to get a job in Belgium: step by step

To work in Belgium, you must apply for a work and residence visa. O D visa, divided into subcategories, is the most common for salaried professionals, independent professionals and researchers. Additionally, there is a temporary visa for the program Au Pair Course.

One of the ways to get a job in Belgium is through the Indeed website, CLICKING HERE!👈👈 (search in English) for Belgie and select the city you want!

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Documents required for the work visa

  • valid passport
  • Medical certificate
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Proof that you have no criminal record

Tips for finding a job in Belgium

Evaluate the Market: Check if your profession is among the most sought after. If not, consider specializing in areas with greater demand.

qualify: Invest in training courses, such as those offered by VDAB.

Learn the Language: Mastering the local language is a big plus.

Plan Financially: Have a financial plan to support yourself until you find the job you want.

Cbuild a Network: Make contacts that can help you get referrals.

Prepare a Good Resume: Highlight your skills and experiences clearly and objectively.

    Why live and work in Belgium?

    However, Belgium offers an excellent quality of life, with a strong economy, high currency appreciation and a high Human Development Index. Furthermore, the country is known for its outdoor leisure activities, tourist and cultural attractions, and a robust infrastructure in education, healthcare and transportation.

    Therefore, if you are considering a move to Belgium, now is the time to prepare and take the first steps towards a new and promising professional journey.

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