Expat Center Zeeland!
Green light has been granted for the expansion of the Expat Center for the whole of Zeeland. Municipalities and the Province have been approached earlier this year to participate in the Expat Center Zeeland.
“ With this decision the cooperating authorities in Zeeland confirm that the Expat Center has become an indispensable essential facility." - Erik van Merrienboer, Mayor municipality Terneuzen and on behalf of Onbegrensd Zeeuws-Vlaanderen
The Expat Center is financially supported by the municipalities Borsele, Goes, Hulst, Middelburg, Schouwen-Duiveland, Sluis, Terneuzen and Vlissingen and by the Labor Market Region Zeeland and the Province Zeeland.
“A concrete (partial)solution becomes available with the expansion of the Expat Center to contribute to the enormous shortage of personnel in almost all sectors.”
– André van der Reest, Council Member municipality Goes (central municipality of the Labor Market Region Zeeland) and Chairman Zeeland Office (Zeeuwse Werkkamer)
Broad Target Group
The Expat Center Zeeland focuses on international employers, highly skilled migrants, labor migrants, international students who choose Zeeland, orientation year highly educated persons, start-up entrepreneurs and non-EU apprentices. Cross-Border Information Scheldemond is integrated in the Expat Center and is related to cross-border working. The Expat Center Zeeland also explicitly focuses on labor migrants in Zeeland. https://www.expatcenterzeeland.com/labour-migrants
“ The number of international employees in Zeeland continues to grow, partly as a result of the very tight labor market. They work in different sectors such as the industry, health care and logistics spread over Zeeland. The services of the Expat Center is therefore crucial for employers and for the Zeeland economy and has our full support.”
- Erik van Oosten, Region Manager Employers Association VNO/NCW Zeeland
2023 will be a transition year. The Expat Center started under the organization Onbegrensd Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and will change to function for the whole of Zeeland under the Labor Market Region Zeeland. Apart from the Terneuzen location, there will be a second location to offer accessible and nearby service to internationals, new settlers, companies and organizations, including a warm welcome and a smooth integration.
Our ambition stands for hospitality, concrete, connecting, solid and alert.