Find, in this article, an overview of Odense's economy and labor market and some tips to help you land a job.
Located in Funen, Odense is the third biggest Danish city. Though calmer than other major cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus, Odense is found at the country's crossroads and is an important industrial area. So if you are looking forward to settle there, finding a job should not be a difficult task thanks to its dynamic economy presenting several opportunities for foreign professionals.
Odense is the major industrial and commercial hub in Funen. Thanks to its strategic position, it attracts representatives from the rest of the country. Indeed, you are likely to find many companies that are involved in the food, fashion and electrical industries.
Over the years, services have also greatly developed and made a significant contribution to the city's economy. As regards the offshore sector, it has been attracting more and more foreign investors since some time. Several foreign companies have thus been set up across the city.
Given the city's economic diversity, professional opportunities are available in several sectors, especially that of services. Indeed, the services sector often requires foreign expertise. Odense also hosts several restaurants, bars, coffees shops and other businesses which greatly contribute to the Danish nightlife. You can thus try your luck in the tourism sector if you have the required skills.
Note that, in all cases, you must have a good command of English and a Scandinavian language to be able to work in Odense.
Find a job
There are various ways to find a job in Odense although you are more likely to start your job search via specialized online platforms. Although most job websites are available in Danish, you can still find a few jobs that are advertised in English. Feel free to browse the Work in Denmark website which can greatly help.
Finally, the International Community Odense can help you not only in finding a job but also in familiarizing with the local labor market. Indeed, this organization accompanies expatriates through their job search till they adapt to their place of work and their new lifestyle. Find more information in the useful links listed below.