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Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark. Located on the Limfjord in North Jutland, it has a strong cultural scene and vibrant vibe thanks to various museums, theaters, performance venues, and Aalborg University—home to more than 25,000 students. An international airport, several ports, and the location on the motorway strengthen Aalborg’s position as a top choice for expats.

Aalborg's Economy

Aalborg is a major industrial and commercial hub. It is home to Denmark’s only cement producer as well as other major companies in energy, information and communication technology, and health systems. Tourism in the area is increasing; and with the ports in Aalborg handling 60% of all goods shipped to Greenland, the export business is also strong.

Career Prospects

Having a good command of German or English in addition to a Scandinavian language can be a real advantage when looking for a job in Aalborg.

The following sectors have a high recruitment potential for foreign professionals:

  • public administration, education, and health care
  • services
  • trade and transports
  • manufacturing
  • offshore
  • construction
  • information and communication technology
  • entertainment
  • finance and insurance
  • real estate
  • agriculture

Lastly, if you are thinking of establishing or relocating your own business, Aalborg Municipality offers free advice and guidance for those looking to do just that.

Job-hunting in Aalborg

Aalborg's labor market is quite competitive, and finding a job may take some time regardless of the field in which you are looking to work. You can start your job search online thanks to several specialized job websites. Recruitment and employment agencies may also help.

Read the main article on working in Denmark for more tips on finding a job.

 Useful links:

Work in Denmark
The Local

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