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Thousands of state jobs being moved out of Copenhagen

Miljøstyrelsen shifting to Odense with over 400 jobs

Time to pack up and hit the road to Odense (photo: Miljøstyrelsen)
January 17th, 2018 1:36 pm| by Christian W

The government has revealed plans to relocate thousands of state jobs out of Copenhagen to other areas of Denmark as part of its ‘Better Balance II’ plan to generate growth outside the capital.

The biggest move comes from the environmental authority Miljøstyrelsen, which will move to Odense with its more than 400 employees. Overall, some 4,000 jobs are on the move.

“We wish to create a Denmark that is better connected and which has a better geographic balance, so we’re once again moving state jobs out of Copenhagen and into other parts of the country,” said Sophie Løhde, the innovation minister.

“It’s reasonable that the jobs are moved closer to the citizens and companies because the state serves all of Denmark and the state jobs should be present all across the country.”

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Odense and Aarhus winning
Aside from the 465 total jobs heading to Odense, another 306 are earmarked for Aarhus, 264 for Roskilde and 171 for Ringkøbing. Overall, 49 cities will get new state jobs.

Aside from Miljøstyrelsen, entire institutions being moved out of Copenhagen include the state gas company, Statsligt gasselskab (188 jobs), the authority for patient complaints, Patientklagestyrelsen (141), and the Danish energy regulatory authority, Energitilsynet (78).

It’s the second time in recent years that the government has moved public sector jobs out of Copenhagen.


The big move:

They are shipping out completely:

Miljøstyrelsen (440 jobs)

Statsligt gasselskab (188)

Patientklagestyrelsen (141)

Nota (Nationalbibliotek for mennesker med læsevanskeligheder) (80)

Energitilsynet (78)

Danmarks Innovationsfond (46)

De Økonomiske Råds sekretariat (33)

Lønmodtagernes Garantifond (31)

Miljømærkesekretariatet (24)

Dansk Sprognævn (15)

Lokale- og Anlægsfonden (14)

Sekretariatet for Frivilligrådet og Det Centrale Handicapråd (11)

Lønmodtagernes Fond for Tilgodehavende Feriemidler (10)

Sekretariatet for Studievalg Danmark (4)

They are shipping out partially:

Parts of the Police (125)

Parts of Styrelsen for Undervisning og Kvalitet (95)

Parts of Statens Administration (75)

Dele af Banedanmark (60)

Parts of Erhvervsstyrelsen (56)

Parts of Trafik-, Bygge- og Boligstyrelsen (40)

Parts of Styrelsen for Forskning og Uddannelse (28)

Parts of Moderniseringsstyrelsen (23)

Parts of Statens It (20)

Parts of Styrelsen for Institutioner og Uddannelsesstøtte (18)

Parts of Udlændingestyrelsen (15)

Parts of Digitaliseringsstyrelsen (13)

Parts of Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed (12)

Parts of Nationalt Genom Center (10)

Parts of Energinet (10)

Parts of Sikkerhedsstyrelsen (6)

others (67)