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  1. NAV EURES Norway Living and Working in Norway European Job DaysTorino, October 8-9.10.2010

  2. Norway - ”way to the North”

  3. Norway - Facts Statistics: • Length 1750 km • 7th largest in Europe • 4,8 mill. inhabitants • 19 Counties Largest cities: • Oslo (522 000) • Bergen (237 000) • Trondheim (154 000) • Stavanger (112 000)

  4. Language • Most Norwegians speak English • ….. But most employers require that you speak Norwegian, or a Scandinavian language • Ask your local Eures Adviser about language courses in your country • The Norwegian authorities do not offer EU/EEA citizens language courses free of charge

  5. Labour Market I • Numbers from August 2010: • Unemployment: 76 000 2,9% • Vacancies: 18 500

  6. Labour Market II • Shortages: • Mechanical (skilled workers) • Engineers • IT specialists • Health sector (doctors, nurses, assisting nurses and specialised nurses) • Hotel and tourism (Seasonal - chefs and waiters) • Sales staff • On longer term: • Employees for production of renewable energy

  7. Offshore Industry • Large competition for jobs • Highly skilled personnel with long experience only • Shortages: Petroleum engineers • Recruits from Mechanical Industry

  8. IT • Large activity in the late 90s • 2002/2003: bankruptcy and dismissals • 2006: Increasing demand • Large demand for highly skilled personnel

  9. Health • Dentists: Public Sector • Doctors: Specialists • Doctors: Rural areas • Nurses: Specialised education • Assisting nurses • Unskilled: No demand

  10. Hotel and Tourism • Chefs • Waiters • Bartenders • Good language skills • Seasonal work • Largest demand in Oslo, Akershus, Buskerud, Telemark, Oppland

  11. Jobseeking I • Make a Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English: • Personal info (name, address, phone, e-mail etc.) • Education (describe shortly) • Work Experience (describe shortly) • Short courses • Language skills • Interests • References (former employer + phone numbers)

  12. Jobseeking II • Find jobs at: • www.eures.europa.eu • www.nav.no (Choose english) • Call for jobs at: NAV Service Centre Phone • Phone: +47 800 33 166 • Opening hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00 • Contact the EURES Adviser in your area

  13. Jobseeking III • Yellow pages - www.gulesider.no (English version) • Companies’ web sites • Use Google, Yahoo etc. • Contact employers directly • Use your personal network • 60/70% of the jobs are NOT advertised

  14. Useful web sites Recognition of qualifications www.nokut.no (vocational and higher education) www.safh.no (authorization of health personnel)

  15. Useful web sites Official pages: www.udi.no (Work and residence permits) www.skatteetaten.no (taxation) www.norway.no www.toll.no (Customs)

  16. Good ideas • Learn Norwegian • Find out what kind of jobs you are qualified for • Send CV and application letter • Use websites for information

  17. Questions? eures@nav.no

  18. NAV EURES Norway Thank you! Good luck!