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The Rise of Second Jobs and Part-Time Work in Belgium: Trends, Statistics, and Insights

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Over 250,000 Belgians juggle multiple jobs

In recent years, the trend of having a second job and working part-time has been on the rise in Belgium. According to data from the Belgian statistics agency Statbel, about 260,000 people, or 5.2 percent of the working population, have a second job. This represents an increase from 3.8 percent in 2018.

Highly educated individuals, particularly those aged 25 to 49, are more likely to have a second job to earn extra income. Women are also increasingly taking on multiple jobs, with men no longer being the most common group with multiple jobs. The popular sectors for those with second jobs include human health and social services, education, and wholesale and retail trade.

In addition to having a second job, many Belgians are also working part-time. According to Statbel’s data, about 26% of salaried employees work part-time in Belgium. Women are more likely to work part-time than men for personal reasons such as caring for children or others while men usually do so for other personal reasons. The most popular part-time schedule among both genders is four-fifths (or three quarters).

The reasons for working part-time vary between men and women but overall the practice is becoming more common among both genders as they seek a better work-life balance and additional income opportunities while still maintaining their primary employment status.

Overall, these trends indicate that having a second job and working part-time is becoming increasingly common in Belgium as people seek ways to improve their financial situation while maintaining their primary employment status.

By Samantha Johnson

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