Are international workers the answer to Denmark’s labour shortage?
Denmark’s low unemployment rate is creating recruitment challenges for Danish companies. A recent government initiative aims to resolve the issue, but some say it overlooks the importance of international labour.
Published: 17 September 2021 16:54 CEST
Business organisations have called for Denmark to do more to enable companies to draw on skilled foreign labour. Photo by Darth Liu on Unsplash
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Reducing labor rates is the fastest way to put downward pressure on all labor rates as companies will always select cheaper foreign workers over more expensive nationals. This scheme is why real wages in the USA have reminded stagnant for years, pre-COVID, as citizens struggle to compete for jobs taken by immigrants, many illegal. Currently the US is suffering a labor shortage as well but a lot of that is due to political decisions which do not require any work from those receiving public assistance. Data indicates that low skilled workers if their family is included receive more in public assistance than they produce for a net loss! If this scheme is ever implemented there will be no going back. The solution may be short term contract workers who must leave at the end of their contract and can not bring family members or if they do they are not eligible for any financial assistance . And if they do not depart at the end of their contract the employer is fined.