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Denmark announces visas for mechanics, welders, teachers, others

Denmark has opened visa applications for skilled and unskilled workers including welders, mechanics and teachers, as part of its move to deal with a labour shortage.

The Danish government announced that the country needs foreign workers to fill job positions in different sectors.

72 people who are highly educated and 38 persons who are highly skilled would be needed within the country, according to a statement by the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

The visa applications have been effective from January 1, 2024, as updated by SIRI for the Positive Lists for both graduates and skilled workers.

It said notable additions to the Higher Education Positive List include military officers, heads of logistics management, heads of products management, biologists, mechanical engineers, environmental engineers, quality engineers, business intelligence managers, specialist consultants, marketing professionals, information technology programmers and system developers, web developers, system administrators, legal counsel, and communication consultants.

Aside from the skilled workers, authorities outlined other areas where workers would be needed, including scientists, engineers, medical doctors, nurses, educationists, economists, IT experts, architects, pharmacists, accountants.

Insurance agents, sales consultants, sales and account managers, customs officers, real estate agents, property managers, and medical secretaries are also listed.

Denmark also needs to fill other positions such as landscape gardener, precision mechanic, electrician, and cabinetmaker.

“According to SIRI, the new Positive List includes a total of 110 job openings, of which 72 are part of the Positive List for People with a Higher Education, and 38 are part of the Positive List For Skilled Work.

“Notable removals from this list include blacksmiths, automatic technical technicians, electronics technicians, and telecommunications technicians,” the statement read.

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