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Positive news for Norway jobseekers - survey. Many Norwegian employers are reporting improved opportunities. One in ten plan to increase their workforce within the next three months, according to Manpower’s latest Employment Outlook. Manpower managing director Maalfrid Brath said in a statement that “plans for staffing are at a steady level in comparison to the previous quarter.”

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Positive news for Norway jobseekers - survey

Published on Thursday, 12th June, 2014 at 22:38 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.

Many Norwegian employers are reporting improved opportunities.

An open plan office
Job prospects are looking up in many companies in Norway.An open plan office
Photo: Ben N/Flickr


One in ten plan to increase their workforce within the next three months, according to Manpower’s latest Employment Outlook.

Manpower managing director Maalfrid Brath said in a statement that “plans for staffing are at a steady level in comparison to the previous quarter.”

“We were unsure whether this optimism would persist, but it appears that the labour market in Norway will continue to be positive and stable in the future,” Ms Brath said.

10% of the 750 employers Manpower surveyed answered they expect an increase in workforce, 3% expect a decrease, and 87% said they would continue with the same number of staff.

Firms in the the finance and consulting sectors seem most positive for increase in workforce – with 19% saying they seek to up numbers, and only 1% saying they would like to downsize.

Oil and gas industries seem optimistic too.

“The figures have not looked this good since the 3rd quarter of 2012,” commented Ms Brath.

In general, medium-sized businesses seem to be the most confident. 28% are positive to increasing current staff numbers in the next quarter, while 6% will be looking to downsize.

Larger companies were not very optimistic though. Only 17% want to increase staff, while 15% would like to downsize.

And despite employers in four out of five regions in Norway expecting an increase in workforce in the next quarter, those in the north are expecting a flat labour market in the same period.

Expectations for hiring in the Greater Oslo region in the third quarter of 2014 are 2% higher compared with the second one.

The outlook is unchanged in Mid-Norway, and remains mostly stable in the south-west.




Published on Thursday, 12th June, 2014 at 22:38 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.

This post has the following tags: norway, work, employment, jobs.





  
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