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The Ministry

The Ministry of Employment works towards a healthy, dynamic and secure labour market with as many as possible in job. The Ministry of Employment consists of a department, two government agencies and one research centre.

The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment

The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR) is responsible for implementing and following up on employment policy in Denmark, including recruitment of necessary foreign labour.




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The Danish Working Environment Authority

The Danish Working Environment Authority (WEA) ensures occupational safety and health in Denmark. This is done by carrying out inspections of companies, making the rules on health and safety at work and providing information. In Denmark the employers have the responsibility to secure a healthy, stimulating and safe working environment.

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The National Research Centre for the Working Environment

The National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NFA) is a national research institute under the Danish Ministry of Employment.





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The Department

The department consists of the Permanent Secretary, The Minister's secretariat og four centers.

Departementschef Jakob Jensen

Permanent Secretary

Jakob Jensen was born November 6th 1974 in Hjørring.

Year Employment Record
2017 - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Employment
2014 - 2016 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Employment
2012 - 2014 Director General, Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment
2011 - 2012 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Equal Opportunities and Ecclesiastical Affairs
2010 - 2011 Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Energy
2008 - 2010 Minister Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union, Bruxelles
2005 - 2007 Head of Division, Ministry of Social Affairs
2004 - 2005 Personal Secretary to the Minister, Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs
2003 - 2004 Personal Secretary to the Minister, Ministry of Social Affairs
2001 - 2003 Head of Section, Ministry of Social Affairs
Year Education
1999 - 2001 Master (political science), Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
1998 - 1999 Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Washington

The Organisation

The Minister
Permanent Secretary
The Minister's secretariat   Center for Active Labour Market Policy   Center for Working Life
    Center for Analysis and International Relations   Center for Administrative Affairs

Contact

Ministry of Employment
Ved Stranden 8
1061 København K
Denmark

Phone:  +45 72 20 50 00

E-mail:  bm@bm.dk