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Employing staff

Employing staff within the framework of employment priorities in the Brussels-Capital Region
Jobs for the people of Brussels is one of the priorities of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Actiris can help in the search for potential staff

Actiris, the Employment Agency for the Brussels-Capital Region, helps employers hire, select and train their staff and provides information on employment programmes and the financial assistance they can provide, collective redundancies, restructuring, "Cellules pour l’emploi" (job units) and discrimination during the hiring process.

This section provides full information on managing staff and training staff as well as letting staff go. Information on the prevailing regulations with regard to work permit (single permit or work permit) for non-European citizens and employment contracts is also provided. You can also find information on diversity at work (FR/NL), which Brussels businesses are taking increasingly seriously.

The website 1819 is a rich source of information.

The regional labour inspectorate

The Inspection régionale de l'Emploi (regional labour inspectorate) is responsible for checking that businesses comply with all prevailing labour laws in the Brussels-Capital Region with regard to foreign workers, private employment agencies, local development initiatives, entreprises d'insertion and equal treatment.

It also provides information to businesses on the laws for which it is competent and accepts complaints about the poor application of these laws. It should be noted that anonymous complaints are not generally followed up.

You can also contact the Inspection régionale de l'Emploi about any other problem connected to labour or social security law. They will endeavour to refer you to the right body.

Brussels Regional Public Service
Brussels Economy and Employment

Direction de l'Inspection régionale de l'Emploi
Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 20, 1035 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 800 35 00
Fax: +32 (0)2 800 38 07


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