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Denmark is ready to hire more SOSUs from abroad, but they must learn Danish, a new study has revealed


Conducted by Voxmeter for the National Association of Municipalities (KL), the study revealed that seven out of 10 Danish employers are willing to hire social- og sundhedsassistants (SOSU) to care for their elderly if both the SOSU’s professional and Danish language requirements are in order. In 2030, it is estimated that the country will experience a shortage of up to 16,000 social and healthcare workers. In a DR report, KL chairman Martin Damm said that though it would be wiser to hire interested foreigners who are already living in Denmark, this would still cost both money and time. Martin said it was also important that these interest groups start Danish lessons early, even before coming to Denmark. Meanwhile, employment minister Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen said that the government is looking into investing in the country’s language centers in connection with recruiting more foreign labor.

Narcis George Matache
Narcis George Matache
Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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