FINDING JOBS IN NORWAY
Information about job vacancies in Norway is available at NAV, the Norwegian Employment Service’s website (in Norwegian) or by telephone +47 800 33 166 (free phone number within Norway). For more information, see the brochure ‘A Guide to Living and Working in Norway’, available from NAV. Job-seekers should also be aware that spoken Norwegian is usually a requirement for finding work.
Information for medical or health personnel can be found on the NAV.no website.
For information on work permits, please go to the Visa/Passport section.
Most newspapers also carry a ‘Vacant Positions’ column. Try Aftenposten, the main Oslo daily, which also has national distribution, or a local paper in Norway. Other useful websites are jobbguiden.no , careerjet.no and finn.no.
Nortrade also has a site dedicated to helping people from abroad seeking career opportunities in Norway. Their website is http://www.nortrade.com/career/.
To make enquiries with employment agencies or with potential employers direct, you can search the Norwegian yellow pages in Norwegian and English on http://www.gulesider.no/.
Atlantis Youth Exchange is a non-profit organisation running a programme called Working Guest which is good for summer jobs, see http://www.atlantis.no/.
When you work in Norway, you automatically become a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme from your first day of work. You will not become a member though, if you are working temporarily for your foreign employer in Norway.
Source: Norway Today