Amsterdam’s tech sector is a top employer

A new report from Dealroom – a database and research firm that helps investors, corporates and government organisations discover and track innovative tech businesses – has revealed that Amsterdam’s tech companies account for 14% of local jobs, equal to roughly 77,000 positions.

The report was commissioned by StartupAmsterdam and also showed that between December 2016 and December 2019, home-grown tech outfits continuously added more jobs than any other sector. Dutch-founded tech companies are responsible for 43,000 jobs while international companies, including Tesla and Netflix, are linked to 34,000 positions.

All roles at tech companies were included in the report, including support positions, like secretarial and receptionist jobs. Gig workers (like Uber drivers) and tech jobs at companies outside the sector were not included in the report’s data set, though.

The impact of the coronavirus on tech

This year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has had a dramatic impact on the tech scene and approximately 30% of jobs in the sector are in industries most affected by the outbreak, including travel and recruitment. Some positions have benefitted from the crisis though, as it’s created new interest in fields like medicine and grocery delivery.

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