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Working in Denmark

Denmark offers the opportunity to pursue a career without compromising your family life


Getting of to a good start working in Denmark, requires that you get to know how the Danish labour market works, including formalities, working conditions and workplace culture. It may be structured and work differently than what you are used to. No need to worry though; job satisfaction rating in Denmark is among the highest in Europe.

The Danish labour market is internationally known for its "flexicurity model". A mix of the terms "flexibility" and "security", this concept refers to a welfare state model that combines a flexible labour market with social security for all workers.

Most labour market issues are settled by employers and employees rather than by law. Employees choose a shop steward (union representative) who undertakes local negotiations with the employer about wages and other work conditions. In many work places, trade unions play an active role and approximately six out of ten employees are a member of a union.

Having a great work-life-balance combined with extensive social security makes Danes among the happiest in the world. You can find more information about why Denmark is a great place to live if you visit denmark.dk.

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