Brussels Economy and Employment's mission is to develop a sustainable economy and employment in the Brussels-Capital Region. It is one of six administrative bodies within the Brussels Regional Public Service. Our services are primarily focused on businesses and workers.
Our principal missions are :
To develop the economy
We encourage sustainable economic development, taking into account the specific nature of the Brussels economy.
To support employment
We support those creating employment in the Brussels-Capital Region.
Support measures and protection
Brussels Economy and Employment offers services to entrepreneurs, self-employed and enterprises : grants, financing for calls for projects, financing for certified businesses, training support (paid educational leave, training fund for service voucher companies), food analyses, etc. The administration organises Central Jury examinations regarding management knowledge and for accessing certain professions.
Businesses have to apply for certain authorisations with Brussels Economy and Employment : employment authorisations to employ a non-European national or to start a travel agency, certifications for temporary employment agencies and service voucher companies, registration of touristic accomodation, etc.
We also provide an inspection policy.
The administration consists of around 250 staff. It is made up of 3 departments: the Economy department, the Employment department and the Coordination and Finances Directorate for the cross-cutting aspects (HR, legal issues, etc.).