Finding talent

An important aspect of choosing a location at which to set up your business, is the availability of well-trained staff. There are several colleges and universities located in the region where young talent is being prepared for the labor market.


The HZ University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses, and at University College Roosevelt (UCR), students can compile their own program from a wide range of subjects. Plus, the University of Antwerp and the University of Ghent are just a stone’s throw away.


Invest in Zeeland also has direct connections with various employment agencies, recruiters and other HR consultants we would be happy to connect you with.

International workers

Employees who work temporarily in another country with a culture that is different to their own are called expats. Their stay abroad can be permanent, but is generally temporary. Expats are often sent abroad for their work. Frequently asked expat questions are:

  • How can I bring my partner to the Netherlands?
  • How do I get a social security number?
  • What do I do about my driver’s license?
  • What is the 30% scheme?

There are several expat centers in the Netherlands that support international companies and their employees in regulating government-related procedures and formalities and information about the Netherlands. These are 'one-stop shops' for international employees who live and work in the Netherlands. Invest in Zeeland can easily introduce you to them.

Read more about the various expat centers in the Netherlands