Denmark -More layoffs in 2013 predicted -October 02, 2012

According to a new survey by FTF, seven out of every ten local councils will be laying off employees during 2013. Some 54 of the country’s 98 mayors have already, or are on the cusp of, approved budgets for 2013, and 42 out of those 54, about 78%, said that there will be less funds in their municipal coffers than in 2012. Nearly 70% of the surveyed mayors predicted that the shrinking budgets will translate directly into fewer workers.



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