Future of Danish workforce hinges on 70,000 foreigners

According to a report from the independent economic advisory body De Økonomiske Råd, foreigners will form an important cog in the future of Denmark’s labour force

The report shows that attracting 70,000 foreign workers will be a critical endeavour for future growth looking ahead to 2025. Attracting the foreigners will be key to attaining expected growth of 2.1 percent from 2019 to 2025, though it may be difficult to get them to come to Denmark. Thanks to an upswing in other EU nations, it will be less attractive for Germans, Poles and others to come to Denmark. It’s also important to attract the right workers. “People who come to Denmark as refugees or on family reunification have a significantly lower employment frequency than people who come here on profession-related schemes,” the report found.

- Copenhagen Post -

13. 10. 2017