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Telenor Open Mind celebrates 15 years of valuable work integration

To the right, head of Telenor Open Mind Ingrid Ihme, with Norways three most powerful women Telenor Executive Vice President and President of the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO) Kristin Skogen Lund, Labour Minister Hanne Bjurstrøm and Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg. Photo: Halvard Lundgaard

Many people with physical handicaps and immigrant backgrounds meet closed doors in the labour market. Norway's largest work training programme - Telenor Open Mind - on Aug. 19 celebrated 15 years of successfully motivating physically handicapped job seekers and help them get ready to take part in working life. Minister of Labour Hanne Bjurstrøm congratulated ...

Lysbakken’s Speech Translated

Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion Audun Lysbakken's speech to immigrant groups on the 26th of July has been translated into 15 different languages. In his speech Lysbakken says, among other things, "I am keen to maintain good dialogue with the immigrant population and its representatives. Firstly, we must stand united in our grief, in working through ...

Increase in immigrant unemployment

Registered unemployment among immigrants increased from 6.6 per cent in November 2009 to 7.1 per cent in November 2010. In the rest of the population, this rate increased slightly from 2.0 to 2.1 per cent. The growth in the unemployment among immigrants has been relatively moderate in the past year compared to the strong increase in ...

Capital losses reduce inequality

Huge capital losses within households at the top of the income distribution contracted income differentials. 2008 was once again a year of substantial rises in household income. The median equivalent income rose by 3.9 percent in fixed prices. The corresponding figure for 2007 was 7.5 percent. Weaker growth in top incomes People at the top of the income ...

Leading immigrants in Norway: US-born Vice Rector among top ten

Curt Rice, Vice Rector for Research and Development at the University of Tromsø, has been named one of Norway's ten most successful immigrants of 2009. The Leadership Foundation is responsible for the Top 10 project, an annual award that recognises five women and five men with an immigrant background who have made an impact on Norwegian ...

Storting election 2009. Survey Stable and low turnout among immigrants

At the Storting election last year the electoral turnout among Norwegian citizens with an immigrant background was 24 percentage points lower than the total electoral turnout at 76.4 percent. Electors with a background from North and Central America, and Oceania recorded the highest voter turnout with 69 percent. The lowest voter turnout was recorded among ...

Increased support for a more restrictive refugee policy

The proportion of people who want to make it more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers to obtain a residence permit increased by 11 percentage points in 2009 compared to the year before. About half the population thinks the access to residence permits should be further restricted.     The present survey of attitudes towards immigrants and immigration ...

Karl Rove and Olav Thon honored at Høstfest

One of the special events during Høstfest in Minot, ND each year is the Scandinavian American Hall of Fame Banquet. On Tuesday Sept. 29 Karl Rove was inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame along with three others - Representative Earl Pomeroy, Tom Netherton of the Lawrence Welk Show, and Allen Larson of Minot - one of the ...

Finding Norwegian roots in Minn.

When early immigrants from eastern Norway organized a reunion in 1913 in Fargo, N.D. to celebrate their common heritage, they gathered in the woods for a group photograph. Old men wearing suits, women wearing long black dresses and hats and squirmy children who are blurred in movement are frozen in a moment of time when home ...