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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 5,200 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.


Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

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.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here