Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment
The Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment is a new agency under the Ministry of Employment. The agency was formed on 8 February 2012.
The overall objective of the agency is to increase the available workforce in Denmark to the benefit of employers in Denmark and Danish society at large. Consequently, the agency has two main areas of responsibility: 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
The Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment 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
The agency is also responsible for the Prevention Fund 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 Prevention Fund
The Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment 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 workindenmark.dk, 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.
Go to workindenmark.dk
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