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Norwegians lose jobs to Swedes. Increased immigration from Sweden has led to fewer part-time summer jobs for Norwegian youths. Research carried out by Camilla Sundt for her Master’s thesis concluded that Swedes have made it difficult for Norwegians aged 17-18 who are looking for their first jobs. Swedish waitress Johanna Melin said to Aftenposten that she believes Oslo would come to a standstill if Swedes were not working there.

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Norwegians lose jobs to Swedes

Published on Friday, 27th July, 2012 at 09:31 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

Increased immigration from Sweden has led to fewer part-time summer jobs for Norwegian youths.

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Research carried out by Camilla Sundt for her Master’s thesis concluded that Swedes have made it difficult for Norwegians aged 17-18 who are looking for their first jobs.

Swedish waitress Johanna Melin said to Aftenposten that she believes Oslo would come to a standstill if Swedes were not working there.

“It would be extremely difficult to staff the restaurants and shops in Oslo without us.”

19-year-old Caroline Browall arrived in Oslo on 10th June from Gothenburg and is due to leave next month.

She said she does not want to “take” summer jobs away from Norwegian youths, “but I think I cannot feel guilty as long as we are going through the same application process.”

Camilla Sundt believes more research needs to be done into whether Swedes really are taking jobs away from Norwegian youths.

According to her supervisor, Bernt Bratsberg, whilst the findings could mean Norwegian children having more time to focus on school due to not having a summer job, it also mean that they lose out on valuable work experience.

Recruitment agency Manpower’s Thor Bendik Weider tells Aftenposten, Friday, that obtaining Norwegian staff to work within warehousing and logistics is a challenge, despite their efforts, “and there are many Swedes.”

Service industry jobs in the hotel and restaurant branch, such as catering and waiting staff, are also not attractive to Norwegian youths.

“It’s difficult to say whether it’s because the work is not good enough or well enough paid,” Mr Weider says.




Published on Friday, 27th July, 2012 at 09:31 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .

This post has the following tags: norwayjobs, summerjobsnorway, swedishstaff.





  
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