Almere is a city of ambition, with an incredibly strong entrepreneurial spirit and large numbers of businesses trading regionally, nationally and internationally. There are more than 21,000 businesses currently active in the city, employing more than 88,000 people, and these numbers are growing rapidly. The majority of companies are involved in sectors such as business services, wholesale and retail, and healthcare, followed by IT/tech and construction. Ample part-time and full-time jobs are available.
Working in Almere
Almere’s economy connects directly to Amsterdam and other important regions within the Netherlands. Approximately half of the population works within the city boundaries, with the rest commuting to Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and other cities. Thanks to its central location and exceptional transport connections, more than a million jobs are accessible within one hour of Almere.
Almere is an official partner of IN Amsterdam (International Newcomers Amsterdam), an organisation dedicated to assisting international newcomers with settling into life in the region. IN Amsterdam’s one-stop-shop services ensure an easy transition for companies and their highly skilled migrant employees, along with scientific researchers, entrepreneurs and graduates. Along with immigration procedures and permits (including the startup visa), registration with the municipality, the 30% tax ruling, IN Amsterdam provides a wealth of information in English on a variety of topics, hosts drop-in helpdesks and holds regular seminars on topics such as housing, schools and starting a business.