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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about temporary agency work

For which Jobs can I contact TRIXXO Jobs?

We have jobs for manual workers, office workers, students and flexi-jobbers.
TRIXXO has jobs in the following sectors:

  • Construction (TRIXXO Construxx)
  • Safety (Fire watches)
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service
  • Administrative workers (TRIXXO Exxperts)
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Technology and production
  • Flexi-jobs
  • Student jobs

    Can I get a permanent contract through TRIXXO Jobs?

    You can! Temporary agency work is certainly not always short-term. Many temporary workers
    receive a permanent contract after their interim period.

    What happens after I register with TRIXXO Jobs?

    We think it's important to really get to know you. After your application, we would like to meet with
    you for an interview and possible tests. Together with you, we look at which jobs suit you best. We
    then present your profile to our clients. Often you can even choose from several offers afterwards.
    We will of course first ask permission to pass on your resume to potential employers.

    Working as a temporary worker? Does this mean more paperwork?

    Not at all. TRIXXO Jobs has an administrative team that takes care of all the paperwork for you.

    When does TRIXXO Jobs pay my wages? Monthly, weekly?

    Weekly. For more info – enquire at:

    As a temporary worker, do I receive the same wages as a permanent employee?

    Your salary is equal to the salary of a permanent employee of the same age in the same position. Do
    your colleagues receive meal vouchers or eco vouchers? Then you, as a temporary worker, will also
    receive these.

    Agency work and pension. How exactly does this work?

    After 26 weeks you start building up your pension. The employment agency pays 2.6 percent pension
    premium for you. This is the basic pension. You can individually save more on top of your basic
    pension so that you accrue more pension.

    If you work for longer than 78 weeks via the temporary employment agency, you will accrue more
    pension. That pension is based on an average contribution of approximately 7.1 percent of the salary
    (approximately 12 percent of the pension base). The employment agency pays 2/3, you as a
    temporary worker pay 1/3 of that premium.

    Are you entitled to an end-of-year bonus as a temporary worker?

    To be entitled to this premium, it is sufficient to have worked at least 65 days or 494 hours during the
    reference period (1 July to 30 June), employed through one or more temporary employment
    agencies. Some days of absence, such as sick days covered by guaranteed wages, compensatory rest
    days and public holidays are included in the calculation of those 65 days. The premium is 8.33% of
    your gross salary that you earned during this period.

    Do I also get holidays as a temporary worker?

    You are entitled to at least 20 holiday days. Or at least if you worked full-time for a full year last year
    in a 5-day system. If you worked in a 6-day system, you are even entitled to 24 holiday days. Were
    you unemployed for a while last year or did you work part-time? Then you’ll get fewer. As long as
    your employer agrees, you as a temporary worker may request a holiday at any time. Although it's
    best not to plan a long holiday during an assignment. After all, most employers call on temporary
    workers to cope with peak times.

    Am I entitled to holiday pay as a temporary worker?

    As a temporary worker, you are entitled to the same holiday pay as a permanent employee. The
    holiday pay is calculated on the basis of all previous year's performances and differs depending on
    whether you are an office worker or a manual worker.

    Office worker
    *single holiday pay: The single holiday allowance is equal to the normal wage that you receive during your holiday days taken.
    *double holiday pay: The double holiday allowance is equal to 92% of your gross monthly salary and
    serves as an annual bonus. The payment is made directly by the employer itself. As a temporary
    employment agency, we are your employer during the temporary employment period. That is why
    you receive the holiday pay included with the weekly salary, both single and double.

    Manual worker
    As a manual worker, your holiday allowance is equal to approximately 15% of your increased gross
    annual wage (i.e. 108%). In concrete terms, the amount is approximately equal to 8 weeks' wages in
    case of full-time employment.

    Payment is made by bank transfer by the National Office for Annual Holidays (RJV) between 2 May
    and 30 June, for both permanent employees and temporary workers.

    Am I entitled to public holidays as a temporary worker?

    As a temporary worker, you are just as entitled to paid public holidays as permanent employees.
    There are a total of 10 paid holidays that you can indicate in your calendar every year.

    These days are:

    • New Year's Day
    • Easter Monday
    • Labour Day
    • The Lord’s Ascension Day
    • Pentecost Monday
    • National Holiday
    • Ascension of Our Lady
    • All Saints' Day
    • Armistice Day
    • Christmas

    Do I accrue seniority as a temporary worker?

    Although you do not have a permanent contract as a temporary worker, you do build up seniority.
    But the calculation is different than for permanent employees. For a temporary worker, the number
    of years is not taken into account, but the periods of activity at your temporary employment agency.

    This means that all the days worked of all your temporary employment contracts are added up. This
    is how you build up your seniority as a temporary worker.

    As a temporary worker, you build up seniority less quickly. Because as a temporary worker you can
    also lose your seniority, for example if you are unemployed for more than one week between two

    But in some cases, you can keep your seniority!

    • Do you have a contract, but do you become ill and are you unable to work? Then you will keep your accumulated seniority.
    • You won’t lose seniority if you do not work for less than one week.

    Questions about student jobs

    How old do you have to be to work as a student?

    You must have reached a certain age to be allowed to work as a student worker.

    You can start working as a student as soon as you:

    • are 16 years old;
    • are 15 years old and have completed the first two years of secondary education.

    How many days per year can I work as a student worker?

    Per calendar year, you are currently allowed to work a maximum of 600 hours as a student worker,
    which can be taken completely freely during the year, under very attractive conditions for yourself
    and your employer.

    Can I work more than prescribed?

    You can work a maximum of 600 hours per year if you want to enjoy low social security contributions. Want to work more than 600 hours? You can, but then social contributions become higher from the 601st hour. No idea how many hours you have left? You can check this via StudentAtWork.

    Can I only work as a student worker in the summer?

    No, you may work as a student throughout the year. However, not everyone is allowed to work as many hours as they want during the year. This is region-specific and tied to the child allowance, more info at the topic child allowance.

    Am I entitled to public holidays, holiday pay as a student?

    Holidays and holiday pay are only for employees who pay the normal social security contributions.
    You pay less in social contributions during the first 600 hours of your holiday job. You are therefore
    not entitled to holiday and holiday pay. A student chooses when he/she works, so whether or not he
    wants to work on a public holiday, that is his/her own choice. Sometimes public holidays are paid
    extra, but this depends on the employer.

    Do my parents keep child benefit if I have a student job?

    Up to age 18, you are always entitled to child benefit. When you exceed this age and continue your studies, you depend on the hours you are allowed to work in your region. In Flanders and Wallonia, you may not work more than 600 hours per year to still be entitled to child benefit. In Brussels, it is 240 hours per quarter. If you work more than the allowed number, you can lose your child benefit.

    Do my parents have to pay more taxes if I do a student job?

    Only if you earn so much that you are no longer dependent on your parents. The maximum amounts (bruto) you are allowed to earn change every year. Currently these amount to:

    • Your parents are jointly taxed: 7.045 euros
    • Your parents are taxed alone: 9,210 euros
    • Your parents are taxed alone and you have a disability: 10,910 euros

    When you exceed these amounts, your parents pay more taxes.

    What about my own taxes?

    Whether you have to pay taxes depends on your income. For 2023, your income as a student may not exceed €13,242.86 gross per year. If you go over this, you will therefore have to pay taxes. Caution! You must always file a tax return as a student, even if your income remains below the maximum amount.

    As a student worker, can I work for several employers or an interim office?

    Yes. You can stay with one employer or switch jobs. It doesn't matter, as long as you stay within your
    quota. Do make sure you have an agreement with each employer.

    I am not Belgian, but I am currently studying in Belgium. Can I work with a student contract?

    Every student is allowed to work in Belgium with a student contract. Your nationality or origin does
    not matter. You will have 475 hours in which you may work with reduced social security
    contributions. If you come from a non-EU member state, there may be additional obligations. You
    can check this on the link below:

    What is the difference between a student worker and a working student?

    You are a job student when you work no more than 600 hours per year and take advantage of low social contributions.

    When you work more than 600 hours, these low social contributions fall away and you are considered a full employee. The latter is equivalent to a working student. From the following year, your hours are replenished and you will start again as a work student.

    Questions about flexijobs

    What is a flexi-job?

    Via the system of flexi-jobs, employees who work at least 4/5 and pensioners can earn some extra money in the hospitality industry or retail.

    • Flexi-job employees do not pay social security contributions or taxes on their salary. The gross salary is equal to the net salary. You also accrue social rights (unemployment compensation, pension, holiday entitlement, etc.). As an employee there is no limit on what you can earn. So very interesting. Pensioners over the age of 65 can also earn an unlimited amount of extra income. Retirees under the age of 65 must take a limit into account.

    • The employer pays a reduced rate of 25% employer contributions on top of the salary of a flexi-jobber.

    What are the benefits of a flexi-job?

    • You do not have to pay tax or social security contributions; your gross salary is equal to your net salary.
    • You do not run the risk of falling into a higher tax bracket because you do not have to include the income from your flexi- job in your tax return. 
    • You build up social rights, such as unemployment benefit, pension, holiday entitlement, etc.
    • You can work as many hours as you want as a flexi-job employee and there is no limit on how much you can earn.

    Who can perform a flexi-job?

    • Anyone who works at least 4/5th as an employee. In concrete terms, it is checked whether you worked at least 4/5th 3 quarters ago. For example, if you want to work as a flexi-jobber in January 2020, you must have worked at least 4/5th in April, May and June the year before.

    • Anyone who is retired. Do you want to be sure that you can work as a flexi-jobber? Then contact the National Social Security Office.

    In which sectors can you have a flexi-job?

    In 2015, flexi-jobs were created for the hospitality industry. In January 2018, this system was extended to the following sectors:

    • PC 118.03 for bakeries, pastry shops and consumption areas at a pastry shop 
    • PC 119 of food traders
    • PC 201 of independent retail 
    • PC 202 of food retail employees
    • PC 202.01 for medium-sized food businesses
    • PC 302 hospitality industry
    • PC 311 for large retail stores
    • PC 312 for department stores
    • PC 314 for hairdressing and beauty care
    • PC 322 for temporary work, if the user comes under one of the PCs listed above

    How much is my salary?

    A flexi-job comes with a flexi-salary. The legal minimum is 10.28 euros per hour. That is 9.55 euros in salary and 0.73 (7.67%) euros in holiday pay that you will receive at the same time. Of course you can negotiate a higher wage in mutual consultation with your employer.

    Depending on the sector you work in, you are entitled to an extra premium for work on Sundays and public holidays. In the hospitality industry, this is 2 euros per hour actually worked, with a maximum of 12 hours per day. Do you work between 12 midnight and 5 a.m.? Then you are entitled to an extra allowance of 1.2398 euros per hour worked.

    You do not pay any social security contributions or taxes on this flexi-salary. Your gross salary = your net salary. There is no risk of falling into a higher tax bracket because you do not include this salary in your tax return.

    Do you doubt whether you qualify for a flexi-job?

    Contact the National Social Security Office. They can check whether you meet the conditions based on your personal details (national register number). Here are the contact details: 02/509 59 59 or