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Living and working in Denmark. Turin 12-13 October 2007. this presentation. about Denmark and the Danish society characteristics of the Danish labour market possibilities for working in Denmark where can you find information. Denmark. appr. 43.100 square km 5,4 mill. inhabitants

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living and working in denmark
Living and working in Denmark

Turin 12-13 October 2007

this presentation
this presentation
  • about Denmark and the Danish society
  • characteristics of the Danish labour market
  • possibilities for working in Denmark
  • where can you find information
denmark
Denmark
  • appr. 43.100 square km
  • 5,4 mill. inhabitants
  • since 2007: 5 regions
  • since 2007: 98 municipalities
  • parliamentary democracy with a royal head of state
denmark currency
Denmark - currency
  • Danish crown (DKK)
  • DKK 100 = euro 13,40
  • euro 100= DKK 746,04
  • Denmark does not (yet) participate in euro
denmark labour market
Denmark – labour market
  • 37 working hours pr. week
  • 6 holiday weeks pr. year + 9,5 bank holidays
  • workforce 2,9 mill. people (18 – 65 years)
  • employment rate 78%
  • high rate of working women (since 19-sixties)
  • 2 earnings pr. family --> nurseries, kindergartens and municipal day care
  • unemployment rate 3,2% (August 2007)
wages and taxes
Wages and taxes
  • no minimum wage
  • collective agreements
  • relatively high wages - relatively high cost of living

tax

  • municipality, the county, the state, church
  • 3 levels: basic, medium and top level taxation
  • deductions: personal deduction, interest expenditures, transport, trade union dues and benefit fund contributions
  • VAT 25%
  • work  taxcard  yearly tax declaration
  • free tax amount pr. day, max. 12 month contract and double housing
social security taxfinanced
Social security – taxfinanced
  • social security benefit in the event of illness or child birth
  • benefit in the event of an accident at work/occupational disease
  • early retirement and old-age pension
  • contribution towards funeral expenses
  • family benefits
insurance against unemployment
Insurance against unemployment
  • voluntary arrangement administrated by the unemployment insurance funds.
  • 30 - 40 unemployment insurance funds
  • most unemployment insurance funds associated with trade unions
  • transfer your unemployment insurance seniority from your country to Denmark (E301)
  • register within 8 weeks
  • ask your EURES-advisor
to denmark with e303
To Denmark with E303
  • E303 – transfer of unemployment benefits to Denmark for up to 3 months
  • unemployed in your home country for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to your departure
  • register as a job seeker at a local Public Employment Service within 7 days
  • European Health Insurance Card and form E119: free acute medical treatment and sickness benefits
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www.workimport.dk

www.workimport.dk

good job opportunities
good job opportunities
  • bricklayers
  • carpenters
  • painters
  • electricians
  • lorrydrivers
  • carmechanics
  • plumbers
  • sales staff
  • Welders
  • Engineers
good internet jobsites
good internet jobsites
  • Employment Service: www.jobnet.dk
  • newspapers: www.jobzonen.dk
  • magazines and tradeunions
  • private jobagencies: f. inst. www.adecco.dk
  • Portal Job: www.job-guide.dk www.jobindex.dk
need more information
need more information?
  • find us on www.eures.dk
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