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Five reasons why you should work in Norway

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Have you lately been thinking about trying something new? What about taking a job in Norway? But how much do you know about this fascinating northern country, and what working in Norway can give you?

Why Norway

Norway is one of the three Scandinavian countries with a population of just over 5 million citizens. The country is long, with borders to Sweden, Finland, and Russia, and with an extensive coastline facing the North Atlantic Ocean. Norway is rated high for its literacy rate, education levels, and material wealth. It’s repeatedly been ranked as “the best country to live in”. What is it not to love?

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All you need to know about working in Norway!

Wages in Norway

When it comes to the labor market, Norway is famous for its trade unions, favorable workers` rights, and, most of all, high salaries. The wages are typically given to you on a monthly basis and on the same date each month. Minimum wages have been established in various industries to prevent foreign laborers from a lower income and working conditions than is usual in Norway. You can find out more by following this link.

Insurance in Norway

Norwegian law states that all employees must be covered by occupational injury insurance i.e. the Workers`compensation insurance. This means that the insurance covers accidents that have occurred on the way to work, or from work or if you get diseases caused by work.

Working hours in Norway

In Norway, nobody expects you to work more than your contract requires, so you can enjoy a great work-life balance

Ordinary working hours in Norway are 40 hours per week and 8 hours per day. These hours must not exceed. It’s normal that employees have collectively agreed to 37.5 hours per week. With these hours it’s easier to create a balance between personal life and work life. No wonder Norway is at the top of the best countries for Work-Life Balance. More information is available on this page.

Norway offers a family-friendly environment

Norway offers an excellent parental leave system where the parental benefit period is 49 weeks (15 weeks are reserved for each parent with 100% coverage or 59 weeks (19 weeks are reserved for each parent) with 80% coverage. Families also benefit from the right to daycare. Employers are flexible and understanding with their employees, making work in Norway simple and enjoyable.

Everyone speaks English in Norway

As long as you have basic English skills you are good to go. Almost everyone speaks English in Norway which makes it easy to communicate. Norwegians love to practice their language skills and are also very helpful and patient if you are practicing the Norwegian language.

So what are you waiting for? We have several available open jobs in Norway that only wait for you to take the next step.

Jobs in Norway

Check out the open positions in Norway and get ready to explore this awesome country!

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