Jobseeking in Denmark
Here are some useful links if you are seeking work in Denmark.
Please note that unemployment in Denmark is on the increase in certain sectors. The unemployment rate for March 2010 was 4.2 pct.
This means that recent years' general shortage in labour has now been replaced by a situation with a shortage in available jobs. This means that the demand for foreign labour has also been reduced drastically.
However, certain sectors still need foreign qualified professionals.
When the Danish economy experiences growth again, the demand for foreign labour is expected to rise.
Jobnet.dk is Denmark’s largest job portal and is the Danish Job Centres’ website for job seekers and employers nationwide. Find your local Job Centre (only available in Danish).
The web portal Workindenmark.dk offers relevant information regarding international recruiting for employers and foreigners seeking work in Denmark, as well as a job and CV database which is tailor-made for international recruiting.
The web portal offers companies information about how they can recruit and retain foreign employees. Foreign jobseekers can find information about Danish work and living conditions, e.g. tax rules and accommodation.
The job and CV database allows companies to post vacancies aimed at foreigners, while jobseekers can upload their CV. The web portal is available in English, Danish, German and Polish.
If you need assistance, or have any questions, your local Job Centre can help you. Alternatively, you can go in person to one of the Workindenmark centres, established to help Danish companies recruit from abroad. Workindenmark centres are located in Copenhagen, Odense and Århus and are all affiliated with EURES (European Employment Service).
First job in Denmark
First job in Denmark is a course for highly qualified foreign nationals who wish to take advantage of their qualifications and build a career in Denmark. The course gives a thorough introduction to the Danish work market, career councelling and tools for jobseeking. Courses are offered in both Danish and English.
Information about seasonal work (such as at greenhouses or fruit farms) is available at Seasonalwork.dk. Here you will find information about specialists with many years' experience in recruiting seasonal workers.
Job Centres in eastern Denmark (Sealand and Bornholm) work together with employment centres in the Scania region of southern Sweden to contribute to the development of a common employment market for the Øresund region. Jobnet.dk publishes vacancies for the entire Øresund region. The websites Oresunddirekt.com (only available in Danish and Swedish) and Oresundsinfo.org offer further information and services.
The border zone
Information about recruitment and job market conditions across the German-Danish border is available on Eures-kompas.eu (only available in Danish and German).
Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation
If you need an assessment of your educational qualifications when seeking employment within a specific professional field, you can find information about the accreditation of foreign educational qualifications at the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation which is administered by the Ministry of Science.
If you are considering starting your own company in Denmark or adding Danish operations to an existing company, you can find relevant information at Investindenmark.dk (administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).