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Danish town receives 23 million kroner EU funding for job support

Frederikshavn receives 23 million Danish kroner in EU support to help former Danish Crown employees back into the job market after the closure of the slaughterhouse in Sæby. These funds are part of a larger effort to support the 390 still unemployed individuals who were affected by the closure last year. Minister for Employment Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen expresses in a press release from the ministry that it is crucial to continue the support, as many are still struggling to find new job opportunities. “It is gratifying that more money is coming, as the assistance is still greatly needed,” she says. The financing includes 60% from the EU’s Globalization Fund and the rest from national co-financing.

Prior to this, Frederikshavn Municipality had received 7.9 million Danish kroner from the notification pool to facilitate job transitions for the affected employees, and this new EU support will further strengthen the effort. Danish Crown, which had operated the slaughterhouse for over 100 years, closed the facility in April last year, resulting in the dismissal of around 800 employees. The municipality initiated the application for EU support, which has now been granted, to assist the dismissed individuals in their transition to new jobs.

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