In 2009 when I was made to go in retirement in the arts-sector it took me just 16 days to find some other work where they would not mind my limited work possibilities and let me sign a part time contract with a new employer, in a totally different field. (In Belgium people in retirement are limited what they earn otherwise they loose their retirement allowance.)
I had to study again and cover material that had nothing to do at all with dancing, but I am sure my visualisation and observing eye helps with my screening the goods and people coming through the airport.
Though, in this country it surprises me that so many people can stay on social benefit not having to work whilst there is so much work to do in this country. Every time I am at work in the airport I can not miss to notice the shortage of people willing to work at the airport. The government which always says that we should work longer, does not allow those who want to work to earn freely some extra above their retirement allowance.
Despite the number of vacancies on offer, the airport has trouble finding people to fill them, CEO Arnaud Feist, speaking this week at the opening of the new Brussels Airport House said. Many applicants are hindered by language requirements, night-time hours or the lack of by public transport outside of normal commuter periods.
Brussels Airport currently offers 60,000 jobs, 20,000 of them on site. Along with the two employment agencies, the new Brussels Airport House involves the co-operation of the Flemish chamber of commerce VOKA, public transport authority De Lijn and Airport Academy, as well as regional and provincial authorities.
Brussels Airport expects to have as many as 10,000 job vacancies over the next 10 years and when we look at the security firm G4S, the world’s leading global security and outsourcing group, we can imagine they could use some good folks willing to work at irregular hours.