EURES for Employers

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EURES is a collaborative network established by the European Commission in 1993 to facilitate fair and free movement of workers among the 27 EU member states, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. EURES also plays a crucial role in providing specific information for employers and cross-border workers in European border regions. In practical terms, EURES offers its services through its portal site and a network of approximately 1000 European EURES advisors who are in daily contact with job seekers and employers from all over Europe.

In the Netherlands, there are 87 UWV EURES advisors, divided into three teams: for employers, for job seekers, and for cross-border workers. In the Gouda, Leiden, and Zoetermeer region, Marleen Houtman is responsible for employer services, and Erika van Velden for job seeker services. Our services include:

  • Information, advice, and guidance on recruitment in Europe
  • Bringing together the right job vacancies and CVs on the EURES (online) platform
  • Extensive network (NL and EU/EER)
  • Additional focus on one or more specific countries if desired
  • Clear and up-to-date advice regarding the EU/EER labor market
  • Possibility of collaboration on projects

Employer Services

EURES advises and supports employers when it comes to recruiting in Europe. The services provided by EURES are free of charge and always tailored. Some employers utilize EURES's search tools independently, while others use our European network through us to find the right match. This can even involve focusing on a specific region in another country. Fair labor mobility is our priority. This means that workers from another European country should be able to work in the Netherlands under the same conditions as Dutch citizens. When entering into an employment contract, employers must also consider the vulnerable position of job seekers from another European country.


To make the transition to another country a bit easier, job seekers can apply for specific compensations called the Targeted Mobility Schemes. It’s also possible for employers to receive support through the Targeted Mobility Schemes. TMS offers your business dedicated support from local employment services to recruit motivated and qualified jobseekers from other European countries for work, traineeship or apprenticeship. Small or medium-sized business can also apply for financial support to cover some of the training and integration costs for these new staff.

Through online broadcasts, EURES provides insights by allowing employers and job seekers to share their stories. The broadcasts can be viewed at

More information on EURES' possibilities and services you can find on and