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Factsheet for measure DK-2022-14/2292 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 28 March 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||17 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)|
To give Ukrainian refugees a good start on the Danish labor market, a website has been created where Ukrainians can find information on their path towards getting a job, as well as relevant information related to the Danish labour market. The website was launched by 'Partnerskab om ukrainere I job’, which is a newly established partnership between the national government, the social partners, The National Association of Municipalities (KL) and Danish Regions.
The website is in Ukrainian and provides a comprehensive overview of the possibilities for refugees on the Danish labour market. The website is continuously expanded with an overview of links to job banks and other guidance material. On the site, it is also possible to create a CV and there is an introduction to pay and working conditions in Denmark. Additionally, companies can also highlight job positions that are especially relevant for Ukrainians to apply for.
The information on job search in Denmark can also be found in a booklet, which can be found digitally at jobguideUkraine.dk. The information material is also handed out by the Danish Immigration Service's Citizen Service Centers around the country.
There is currently no data on how many Ukrainian refugees have used the website, however as of 11 May there are 67 job offers with the hashtag #JobForUkraine.
Migrants or refugees in employment
||Does not apply to businesses||
Migrants or refugees
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Employers’ organizations have been involved, as the webpage stems from the newly established partnership between the government, the social partners, The National Association of Municipalities (KL) and the Danish Regions. However, the specific role in the development of the webpage have not been specified.
The reactions from the social partners' are very positive. Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (DA), Fagbevægelsens Hovedorganisation (FH) as well as other social partners have uttered positive support towards the webpage. They all emphasise the importance of creating an easy path to the Danish labor market for the Ukrainian refugees that wants to, and are able to work.
Eurofound (2022), JobguideUkraine.dk helps Ukrainian refugees find employment, measure DK-2022-14/2292 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2022-14_2292.html
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