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On April 1, 2017 the Dutch program ‘Nieuwsuur’ broadcasted an item about the 20,000 bachelors with autism in the Netherlands who are unemployed. In a previous article I wrote about what you have to do
to be invited for the job interview. In this article I want to inform you about the job interview.

Finding and keeping a connection with your conversation partner is very important


First, why should you find a job? Finding a meaningful job makes that you can make more choices, and your own outlook on your life will also improve. Becoming (financial) independent, from your parents or from the organization that pays your unemployment benefit, is of course a benefit in itself. But that job interview can seem in unforgivable hurdle. So, better prepare before you start the job interview.  

On April 1, 2017 the Dutch program ‘Nieuwsuur’ broadcasted the item about the 20,000 bachelors with autism in the Netherlands who are unemployed. What can these persons do? The economy is improving so unemployment will decrease rapidly. Unemployed persons with autism however will not be the first to be chosen. Despite having the education, they will not get the position.

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After having worked for years inside a company you are made redundant and have to spend time at home. That is annoying, especially because living from an employment benefit can be a challenge. You have come in the twilight zone where departure can be difficult. How did you come in this situation, and even better, what can you do to get out of it?

Unemployed, looking for a job

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Recently I completed the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Service Industry training of The Lean Six Sigma Company ( This was reason for me to write an article about what Lean Six Sigma is.

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Where in recent years manufacturing jobs disappeared to low-wage countries, there is now a trend where these jobs are coming back again. In this story of Brad Power explains what steps General Electric management have made to get production back to the United States. It is recommended to also read the links to background articles. Especially the 'The Atlantic' article about insourcing provides important background information.

Insourcing at GE: The Real Story

By Brad Power

GE’s “insourcing” of appliance manufacturing to the U.S. has been trumpeted as a major reversal of the trend of sending jobs abroad to lower cost locations, and has been characterized in the press as a kind of “onshoring” story. I see it differently: as a “NUMMI deja vu” story. You may recall that NUMMI was a joint venture of Toyota and GM, where Toyota took over one of GM’s worst plants and turned it around with a new management system — using many of the same people and the same unions. GE’s insourcing is actually quite similar. So, how did GE do it?