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How to look for a job in Denmark

If you are thinking of looking for a job in Denmark, you can find vacant posts here on Øresunddirekt, check company websites or send a "spontaneous application." You can find more tips on how to find your dream job in Denmark h...

Got a job in Denmark? Follow these steps

Have you just got a job in Denmark? Here you can read about the practical steps you need to take and what you must consider.

Permission to work in Denmark

Citizens who are not EU/EEA citizens must be aware of the rules on work permits and residence permits.

Jobs in Denmark that require authorisation

In Denmark, certain professions are what is known as "lovregulerede erhverv". That means that, in addition to the relevant training, you must have special authorisation to work within that profession in Denmark.

Danish employment contracts

Get a quick overview of what should be included in a Danish employment contract and tips on salary negotiations. Sometimes employment contracts in Denmark are drawn-up between the employer and the employee, without the involvem...

Holiday when you work in Denmark

If you work in Denmark, you are subject to the Danish holiday legislation called "Ferieloven". You have the right to go on five weeks of holiday, but you should note that the Danish holiday year runs from 1 May in the one year ...

A short introduction to the Danish a-kasse (unemployment insurance funds)

A-kasser (unemployment insurance funds) administer unemployment benefits in Denmark and offer a range of services to their members. In the following, there is a brief introduction to the topic and links to different Danish a-ka...

Member of a Danish a-kasse - if you work in Denmark

If you live in Sweden and start working in Denmark, you should become a member of an a-kasse (unemployment insurance fund) in Denmark. It is important that you sign up for a Danish a-kasse on your first working day.

A short introduction to Danish trade unions

Danish trade unions can be divided into the so-called yellow trade unions, which are not part of a central organisation and traditional trade unions. Here is a brief introduction and links to price comparisons for Danish trade ...

Membership in a Danish trade union

If you work in Denmark, you can become a member of a Danish trade union. It is important to understand that a Swedish trade union cannot help you with your work conditions in Denmark.