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NHO is among those who believe that more Ukrainians could have found work if it were not for the tightening of the rules for hiring and staffing agencies. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Of NTB | 05/01/2024 02:43:57

Economy and business: – We believe that there could have been more Ukrainians in work without the tightening in hiring and staffing agencies, say NHO director Nina Melsom and Spekter CEO Anne-Kari Bratten to Aftenposten.

Melsom says many companies have already employed Ukrainians, but that the potential is greater.

– It requires very good cooperation between different actors such as companies, Nav and municipalities to find out where there is a problem, she says.

Over 10,000 Ukrainians are looking for work in Norway now, and in the future several thousand will leave the introductory course and register as job seekers.

– This can be a win-win for everyone. There are 1,000 vacancies in Helse nord alone. But there may be something to be gained from closer dialogue between Nav and the Directorate of Health to ensure the fastest possible qualification, says Bratten.

When asked whether the working world can accept all the refugees, Bratten replies that it can accept many as long as the language is in place and the skills meet the authorization requirements in the public sector.

– This could be a blessing, says Bratten.

(© NTB)

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