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Foreign workers homeless in Norway. A Eurozone jobseeker that came to Norway in hope of employment has been forced to live on the streets. 34-year-old Gonzalo Marina, an IT and Management-educated Spaniard, arrived in Norway from Madrid a month ago after losing his job there. He now lives on the street in Bergen, sleeping rough, with his wife and children still in Spain. He had planned to bring them to Norway after he found work. Mr Marina was admitted to Haukeland University Hospital suffering from an infection.

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Foreign workers homeless in Norway

Published on Wednesday, 11th January, 2012 at 09:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

A Eurozone jobseeker that came to Norway in hope of employment has been forced to live on the streets.

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34-year-old Gonzalo Marina, an IT and Management-educated Spaniard, arrived in Norway from Madrid a month ago after losing his job there.

He now lives on the street in Bergen, sleeping rough, with his wife and children still in Spain. He had planned to bring them to Norway after he found work. Mr Marina was admitted to Haukeland University Hospital suffering from an infection.

Spain’s unemployment rate was reportedly 21.5 percent just under two months ago, with applications for tax cards at 33 percent.

A previous article on The Foreigner showed over 200 families in Spain were being thrown out of their houses. NAV has been criticised for not following through, and many southern Europeans have skills that can be easily adapted or expanded upon to suit the Norwegian system.

Marcos Amano, Managing Director of the Robin Hood House social resource centre, told NRK, “He [Gonzalo Marina] is not unique. We have seen people in their early 20’s, who have been on the streets for weeks at a stretch. They have asked for help from the police and NAV, but have neither been given any assistance or anywhere to sleep.”



Published on Wednesday, 11th January, 2012 at 09:14 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: eurozonecrisis, norwayjobs, homelessjobseekers.





  
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