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Unemployed not required to move house

Bas van ’t Wout (VVD) argues for an obligation to move to another city for unemployed people who can find a job elsewhere. However, the city administration argues that the focus is on the regional labour market and that moving will generally not be an issue. Furthermore, people can decide for themselves ‘where to live and how to organise their commuting’.

Amsterdam will collaborate more closely with the immigration service to see whether the residence permit of people applying for social assistance can be withdrawn. Also, a longer waiting period may be introduced for grown-ups who apply for social assistance. Youth already have a waiting period of 4 weeks.

7 July 2012 |