The Danish government has proposed an initiative to make it easier and less bureaucratic for Danish companies to attract and hire foreign workers.
The initiative, presented yesterday by the Danish Ministry of Employment, presents a 21-point program aimed at smoothing the way for companies that want to attract foreign skilled workers.
According to the Ministry, employment in Denmark is at a record high and unemployment continues to decline. However, at the same time, more companies are still reporting a lack of labour. The Ministry pointed to difficulty in recruiting skilled labour from abroad due to paperwork. It added that if companies are not able to get the workforce they need then it can cost jobs.