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We have a low rate of unemployment

Are you in need of a job or do you feel like trying something different? Find your next job in Ringkøbing-Skjern, which is the biggest municipality in Denmark.

In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have many production companies with high levels of growth. In Western Jutland we can simultaneously boast of having the lowest rate of unemployment in Denmark. We share the leading position in low unemployment with North Zealand according to the latest annual report from Statistics Denmark.

The biggest industry in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is the food industry, including farming, fishing, energy- and machine production, and tourism, but there are of course jobs to be had within other sectors, also public ones.



Especially for the farming industry and our big production companies, it is difficult to attract sufficient qualified labour. Our companies both need ordinary unskilled and skilled employees, highly educated specialists, and people who may develop such potential in the long term. You can see actual vacant jobs under VACANCIES, and you can see more under job search.


International Environment

In Ringkøbing-Skjern we have an old tradition of an international mindset and co-operation, and we are proud to be a part of the global scene. Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality is home to Vestas wind turbines and Arla cheeses, which are both giants on a worldwide scale. We are also famous for our world-class TOURIST ADVENTURES.



An international environment is therefore a characteristic of the many vacant jobs for highly educated people in the companies of Ringkøbing-Skjern. However, in many of the positions it is also of vital importance that you can communicate in Danish.

Therefore, you must prepare yourself for compromising in the beginning when it comes to choice of job and wait a bit for the dream job until you have learned Danish. In return as a foreign newcomer to Denmark, you are offered Danish classes.

Maybe you need to have your qualifications and educations recognized, so that employers can see what they correspond to compared to Danish educations. On the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science you can find a GUIDE with information about how to have your foreign educations assessed and recognized.

In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we have many citizens who have moved to the municipality from abroad. We have citizens from a total of 99 different countries and all in all around 6,400 citizens from other nations live in the municipality.


Foto: Vestkystens Gårdbutik 


Entrepreneurial Environment

In Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality we are renowned for our entrepreneurial spirit and environment of economic growth. The desire to start and run your own company has created thousands of jobs in the area. We pull each others’ strings and strike when the good idea and opportunity arise. Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality does everything they can to assist in the establishment and development of companies. At the TRADE COUNCIL you can i.a. get inspiration, advice, and free guidance if you consider setting up your own company. They can also tell you more about entrepreneurial environments. Use Google Translate for translation of the link-pages.

Here you can meet two Czech newcomers who, with the company TWENTY TWENTY COFFEE in Hvide Sande, have won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2022.



Residence- and Work Permit

Before arriving in Denmark and before you can start working it is important to find out whether you need a residence- and work permit. The rules depend on your nationality and qualifications, and they apply to all types of work. You can read more and find out what to do under MOVING - STEP BY STEP.

You can also find additional information about Danish conditions on this page under WAGES AND TAX and CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.


Ioana and Sorin

Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

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Iwona and Jarek

Polish family:

Nature and good conditions for the children are crucial

It is first and foremost the good conditions for the children and the clean and beautiful nature that Iwona and Jarek emphasize when expressing why they have chosen to settle in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality in Denmark. In the past two years Iwona and Jarek have been living in the village of Finderup together with their joint child Diego and Jarek’s son Manuel and his daughter Karolina.

”The child-care facilities here are simply so good. They do so much for the development of children. For instance, they are allowed to cook and do woodwork when they can handle a knife– even though it may be a little dangerous. Besides, they also spend a lot of time in nature. In all sorts of weather. It is so healthy for them”, says Iwona who is also really happy with the schools.

”However, the best thing is that you exist to live here – which means that you don’t just constantly work, but you work in order to also live in your spare time”, says Iwona, and Jarek agrees. That was the very reason why he came to Denmark to work, since - as a self-employed motor mechanic with his own construction firm - he just worked and worked without earning sufficient to live on. On top of that he did not have any spare time whatsoever.


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