EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Federal Government Belgium

Federal Government Belgium

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Number Employed: 79000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-01-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2019
Planned Job Creation: 718

Additional Information

The Belgian Federal Government has announced the it will be hiring 718 additional employees in the context of Brexit. The plan has been announced after the relevant ministers came to an agreement within the ministerial council. The plan is to recruit mainly customs officials, ICT professionals and support personnel who are required to facilitate the possible problems that might arise when Brexit occurs. The entire operation will cost approximately 21 million euro.