Business hopes Wammen has fast hands in finance law

Business hopes Wammen has fast hands in finance law

This is what Deputy Director of Danish Industry, Kim Graugaard, says ahead of the government’s proposal.

– What we need is not just things that can work in the long run. It’s right now we’m missing hands and heads. That is why something is needed that works now and here, he says.

The government itself has stated that it intends to present initiatives that will increase the number of hands in the labor market.

This is what is also called the labor supply. As such, it has nothing to do with more work becoming available, but rather with more work. It can be both by people who are already in work or by people who have previously been out of work.

Dansk Industri represents some of the companies that think they are missing hands. And here you even have some suggestions on how to instantly make it easier to find people to hire.

One of them is to give a premium to people who are otherwise considering going on early retirement. Another is to lower the unemployment benefit rate for academics who have just finished their education.

– Giving people a premium to stay a few more years in the labor market, or providing a financial incentive for the talented young people who come from universities to get started faster, can work quickly, says Kim Graugaard.

– That’s why we focus a lot on it. Because we need something that works fast.

More specifically, Dansk Industri believes that it may be possible to lower the unemployment benefit rate for new graduates to 60 per cent of the maximum unemployment benefit rate for someone who does not support a child.

According to Dansk Industri’s own calculations, this will give the equivalent of 2,800 more people in the labor market. At the same time, it will contribute 900 million kroner to the Treasury.

The Liberal Party has previously had a similar proposal, but it was not limited to academics.

At the time, the Social Democrats’ finance spokesman, Christian Rabjerg Madsen, was not dismissive. The government’s support party, the Radicals, had the same attitude.

On the contrary, the Unity List thought it was “an unbelievably poor proposal,” because, according to the party, it would undermine the social safety net.

Source: The Nordic Page


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