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Exterior of Ikea Furuset in Oslo, Norway

IKEA Signs Work Agreement for Immigrants in Norway

Norway’s Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) has signed a deal with IKEA to help get more immigrants into the workplace. Refugees and immigrants are among those struggling hardest in the labour market in the wake of...
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‘Permittering’: Temporary Layoffs in Norway During the Coronavirus Crisis

More than 100,000 people have been temporarily laid off in Norway because of the coronavirus crisis. Many more will likely follow. Here's what “permittering” means during these highly unusual times. At the time of writing, an...
Waiting tables in Oslo Norway comes with a minimum wage

Service Wage Scandal in Oslo

Almost half the people employed in Oslo’s service industry are being underpaid, according to new trade union research. A summer inspection of service industry employers by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) in Oslo has...
Au Pair Controversy in Norway

Au Pair Controversy in Norway

Many people move to Norway each year to work as au pairs. It's supposed to be primarily a cultural exchange, but critics claim the reality is wealthy Norwegians hiring cheap labour. Barely a day goes by...
Norwegian workforce shortage in Norway

Norway’s Workforce Shortage Increases

The Norwegian labour market is short by almost 60,000 workers, an increase of more than twenty percent on the previous year. It might make confusing reading for those of you struggling to find a job in...
American jobs in Norway

American Companies in Norway

Job hunting? Some major American companies have a significant presence in Scandinavia. Finding a job in Norway is a real challenge for international job-seekers, especially those who don't yet speak Norwegian. One popular option is to...
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Minimum Wage in Norway

How much do Norwegians earn? We take a look at the minimum wages payable in selected industries. It's widely known that Norway has some of the best salaries and best working conditions in the world. It's...
Tradesman in Norway

Trade Unions in Norway

In Norway, trade unions have a greater influence on employment than in most other countries. A huge proportion of employees become members, and the trade unions enter into collective bargaining agreements with employers, which are then...
Jotunheimen mountains Norway

Working On Top Of Norway

Espen runs the shop atop the highest mountain in northern Europe. American news organisation WPXI ran a story this week about Espen, the person that has the “highest paid job in Norway”. If you are talking...
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Happy Workers in Norway

Only dear neighbours Denmark have happier young professional workers than Norway, a new survey has revealed. The fact Norway was placed second in the international survey from the branding research firm Universum will surprise few, as...