Competitive hiring

Opposition leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Venstre) says the unemployed should be allowed to drop publicly-run job centres in favour of private organisations when seeking work. Currently all unemployed must be registered with their local job centre in order to receive dagpenge benefits. A recent poll found that most Danes would chose a private firm over a council-run centre if they were unemployed, and Rasmussen said allowing them to do so would stimulate competition among job bureaus. Rasmussen proposes paying job agencies based on the number of people who they help find work. There are currently 153,000 unemployed in Denmark. – DR Nyheder