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Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment

The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment is a new agency under the Ministry of Employment. The agency was formed on 1 January 2014.

The overall objective of the agency is to help ensure that Denmark has a flexible, dynamic and efficient labour market. Our main focus is on moving people from unemployment and social security benefits into jobs.

It is also our objective to increase the available workforce in Denmark to the benefit of employers in Denmark and Danish society at large. This is to be achieved by retaining people on the Danish labour market, and supporting the efforts to recruit highly qualified professionals from outside Denmark.

EEA Unemployment Benefits

If you have been employed and insured against unemployment in Denmark and become unemployed in another EEA country, you may transfer your periods of employment and unemployment insurance from Denmark to the other EEA country. These may be used to satisfy the conditions of the other concerning entitlement to benefits during unemployment.

Read more about EEA unemployment benefits

Labour retention

The agency aims to retain citizens who are at risk of losing their attachment to the Danish labour market. As part of this responsibility, the agency administers the regulations regarding persons with disabilities, the ‘flex job’ scheme, senior citizens, partial retirement etc.

The agency is responsible for Cabi, an information centre in Denmark focused on an inclusive labour market.

Read more about Cabi (available in Danish only) (new window)

The agency is also responsible for the Fund for Better Working Environment and Labour Retention which gives financial support to innovative projects designed to reduce physical and mental attrition in the working life and improve occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Read more about the Fund for Better Working Environment and Labour Retention (new window) 

International recruitment

The agency aims to recruit highly qualified labour from outside Denmark, and to integrate foreign employees into the Danish labour market.

The agency also processes all applications for residence permits on the grounds of work, studies, au pair stays, internship and working holiday stays.

Read more about residence and work permits.

Read more about residence permits for students.

Read more about residence permits for au pairs.

Read more about residence permits for interns.

Read more about residence permits under the working holiday agreement.

Furthermore, the agency is responsible for the regional Work in Denmark centres and for the website, where foreign nationals can find information and advice about working in Denmark and upload their CV, and where employers in Denmark can upload job adverts aimed at foreign nationals.

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Finally, the agency is responsible for the International Citizen Service centres, which can help foreign nationals find their way through the regulations and paperwork connected with working in Denmark.

Go to International Citizen Service.
Sidst opdateret d. 10.02.2014 af ufo

EEA Unemployment Benefits

For information about EEA unemployment benefits and relevant application forms for your documentation on employment periods, please click on the link below.

EEA unemployment benefits

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