A top Norwegian business official has said that Norwegian workers are becoming overwhelmed by young unemployed Swedes looking for work across the border.
The comments come via Dag Aarnes, head of the Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon (NHO) business association, who claims in a fresh report that Swedish and Polish youth are dramatically reducing the number of jobs available for young Norwegians.
He said in the document, “Norway cannot save Sweden from its youth unemployment,” The Local news agency reports. He went on to add that Stockholm and Warsaw are at fault and that both governments need to quickly address problems in their respective local job markets.
“The Norwegian Migration Board says it expects about 50,000 EU migrants every year, with between 20,000 to 30,000 Swedes,” He said. “Given that about 20,000 to 25,000 Norwegians look for new jobs every year, I think the combined total is too much for the Norwegian labour market.”