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Dear jobseekers,

The EURES Services in Norway are delivered by members of the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) and partners. The  services include:

  • Information on living and working in Norway
  • Information on the situation on the labour market
  • Information on how to find jobs and about application letter and CV
  • Information on the relocation process to Norway
  • Recruitment and placement

We invite you to read carefully the information Looking for work in Norway and the other information listed under Websites.

The gateway to digital public services New in Norway | contains lots of valuable information about the public services in Norway (moving to Norway, children and schools, health, taxation, etc). Available in Norwegian.
The official guide Work In Norway gives you a step by step guidance for registering in Norway, taxation and social security.


¿Dónde están los puestos de trabajo disponibles?

Health care: general nurses to hospitals, care homes and home-based health care; ​specialized nurses (theatre nurses, intensive care nurses …); doctor specialists (gastroenterology, oncology, neurology, rheumatology, internal medicine, radiology…); general practitioners (especially to smaller places); pharmacists; optometrists; midwives; psychologists and psychiatrists​

Tourism and hospitality: cooks and chefs; waiters/waitresses; bartenders; sommeliers; both permanent staff and seasonal staff (summer and winter)​

Seasonal staff: nature guides; river & rafting guides; ski instructors; ski resort workers (like snowcat operators; ski lift operators)​

Transport: bus drivers D/DE; lorry drivers C/CE​ - with CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)

IT: professionals within software development/ system development; digital communication; information security and computer security; data analysis; AI; machine learning; service design. ​

Services: mechanics for cars, buses, trucks and for construction engines; machine mechanics ; hairdressers and barbers​

Child care and education: pre-school/ kindergarten teachers; school teachers. ​

Industry: electricians; mechanics; automaticians; plumbers; welders; sheet metal workers; process operators and machine operators; logistic workers; meat cutters; ​

And engineers in various fields: electrical; mechanical; automation; subsea; piping; structure; geoscience …​

The development towards green industry – with new battery factories, factories for carbon capture and production of offshore wind turbines – show also a high demand for workers. Several factories for battery production are both in function and under planning. When it comes to the wind industry, Norway is planning to establish offshore windmill parks in the North Sea. The development of offshore wind parks can start towards the end of the 2020s. ​

Construction and civil works: Skilled/professional Electricians; flooring workers; plumbers; drivers of construction engines and cranes; service technicians electronics; welders / sheet metal workers. Engineers (HVAC in construction, and otherwise in civil works). ​
Note that there has been a downturn in the Construction sector since 2022, with increasing unemployment and a lower demand for workers is expected during 2024. ​


NB! Please note that many of these professions and jobs require a good knowledge of the Norwegian language, especially those which require a contact with patients, children and pupils, customers, clients or passengers.​


Breve visión de conjunto del mercado de trabajo:

Population:  5,5 million (5 562 363 by Q1 2024)

The unemployment rate is  low (2,4 % in May 2024) but it is expected to increase throughout the year. High price increase, especially because of increased prices of energy and food, inflation, increased policy rate and the war in Ukraine are all factors that contribute to the increase in unemployment.

But at the same time, the demand for workers is quite high, and in many sectors. The demand is particularly high for workers with vocational or professional education and training.

The demand is high in the healthcare sector; in crafts, engineering and technology; in ICT; in transport (goods and passengers)

The development towards green industry – with new battery factories, factories for carbon capture and production of offshore wind turbines – show also a high demand for workers.

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