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Living and working in Denmark

Living and working in Denmark

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Living and working in Denmark

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  1. Living and working in Denmark Turin 12-13 October 2007

  2. this presentation • about Denmark and the Danish society • characteristics of the Danish labour market • possibilities for working in Denmark • where can you find information

  3. 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

  4. Denmark - currency • Danish crown (DKK) • DKK 100 = euro 13,40 • euro 100= DKK 746,04 • Denmark does not (yet) participate in euro

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. How to find a job in Denmark www.jobnet.dk

  11. www.workimport.dk www.workimport.dk

  12. www.nyidanmark.dk

  13. www.europa.eu

  14. good job opportunities • bricklayers • carpenters • painters • electricians • lorrydrivers • carmechanics • plumbers • sales staff • Welders • Engineers

  15. 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

  16. www.seasonalwork.dk

  17. need more information? • find us on www.eures.dk