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Jobless rate may be artificially low

Norway has enjoyed low official unemployment rates for years but confusion is emerging over the actual numbers of persons without work in Norway. Some...

Economy keeps humming along

The Oslo Stock Exchange is off to a good start this year, Norway's currency remains super-strong, unemployment and interest rates are low and now...

Norway ‘attractive’ but not enough

Norway has nice scenery and has become more attractive to talented foreign workers amidst ever-growing global mobility, but can and should do much more...

Norwegian workers work a lot

Most Norwegians enjoy relatively short workdays, at least five paid weeks of holiday a year and generous provisions for paid leave because of illness,...

UDI eases work immigration process

Norway's immigration agency UDI (Utlendingsdirektoratet) has promised to finally make it at least a bit easier for Norwegian employers to secure needed talent from...

More trouble for big Oslo hospital

Norway's largest hospital, formed through a highly controversial merger of several hospitals in the capital, is now grappling with questionable hiring practices that have...

Economic refugees face tough market

Economic refugees from crisis-ridden countries in southern Europe continue to stream into Norway, but they face a hard time finding work despite Norway's strong...

Labour clamps down on executive pay

Norway's Labour-led government and the head of the country's trade union federation LO are both warning the management and boards of large Norwegian companies...

Work rules issue splits government

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is facing another thorny issue that's dividing the three-party coalition government he leads. His two government partners won't back the...

Broke immigrants told to go home

Labour Minister Hanne Bjurstrøm had a message over the weekend for hopeful immigrants from southern Europe who've been arriving in Norway in search of...

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