Fri. Jun 14th, 2024
Over 250,000 Belgians juggle multiple jobs

The trend of having a second job and working part-time is on the rise in Belgium, with about 260,000 people or 5.2 percent of the working population having a second job, according to recent figures from the Belgian statistics agency Statbel. This represents an increase from 3.8 percent in 2018. The percentage of people working part-time has also increased, with about a quarter of wage earners expected to be working part-time in 2023.

Highly educated individuals, particularly those aged 25 to 49, are more likely to have a second job to earn extra income. In the past, more men had multiple jobs, but that gender gap has now closed. Most people with second jobs are self-employed, with popular sectors including human health and social services, education, and wholesale and retail trade.

According to Statbel’s data, 26.0 percent of salaried employees in Belgium work part-time. Women are more likely to work part-time than men. Women often reduce their working hours to care for children or others while men usually do so for other personal reasons. Working four-fifths is the most popular part-time schedule for both genders.

In conclusion, having a second job and working part-time is becoming more common among both genders in Belgium due to various reasons such as financial needs and personal preferences.

By Aiden Nguyen

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