Dutch immigrants invited to Norway
The number of people from the Netherlands who have moved to the county of Telemark has tripled in 10 years, after a recruitment company was hired to bring in Dutch workers.
Within the last four years, 21 Dutch families have arrived in Telemark. The Jackson family is the last one to arrive, and is the result of a purposeful project started by the local municipalities.
“Some have started their own business. Others work for the municipality or in other companies here in Mid-Telemark,” says Eva Rismo, head of industry and culture in Nome, a town in Telemark.
The families were recruited through Placement, a recruitment company that specifically went out on a mission to look for new, Norwegian citizens.
Rismo is amazed by the determination these lifestyle-immigrants brought with them from abroad. She explains that they showed great desire to work, and that they have been a positive addition to the local community, including kindergartens, schools and the trade sectors.
Lately, the number of new Dutch immigrants has slowed down. A natural development, says Gert Rietman, the entrepreneur who has helped making connections between municipalities and the citizens looking for a new challenge.
According to Rietman, a major reason is the large number of Polish, Baltic and other immigrants from around Europe, which has lead to more new citizens across the country.
More from Norway
- Norway may expect heavy immigration from Southern Europe
- Surge in number of immigrants deported
- ‘Deny free health care to illegal immigrants’
- 50,000 immigrant workers to Norway in 2012
- Government wants to stop welfare payments to illegal immigrants
- Fewer European tourists travel to Norway
- Israeli president’s plane refused entry to Swedish airspace en route to Norway
- Watch The Northern Lights From A Giant Floating Glass Snowflake
- Anti-corruption unit grills Telenor on Uzbek deal
- Netherlands agrees to take Norway’s criminals
- Dead body on plane was Norwegian teen: police
- Norwegian sculpture landscape on National Geographic’s top-ten list
- The Scream’ appears in a tree stump
- Andrew Carnegie’s decision to assist library construction developed outside of his experience. Born in 1835, he spent his first 12 years during the coastal town of Dunfermline, Scotland. There he heard men read aloud and discuss books borrowed on the Tradesmen’s Subscription Library that his father, a weaver, had helped create. Carnegie began his formal education at age eight, but was required to stop after only three years. The rapid industrialization on the textile trade forced small businessmen like Carnegie’s father from business. As a result, family members sold their belongings and immigrated to Allegheny, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Immigrants and Norwegians climb Norway’s highest mountain in integration project
- Record-high support for the Royal Family
- Welcome to Giske Municipality !
- Princess Märtha Louise and her family missed the Norwegian nature
- Oslo to get first Muslim primary school
- Norwegian artist Karl Ingar Røys’ first solo exhibition in the UK
- INTERVIEW: From Utøya to Eurovision
- Essay Writter – the Conspiracy
- NOK 150 million allocated to business projects in the north
- Norway most gay-friendly Nordic country: index
- Exhibit how Reports Assistance Disagreements in an Community.
- Foreign Minister Brende congratulates Grete Faremo on appointment as head of UNOPS
- Get Paid To Write Essays Online
- The entire process of Broadening a small business to produce a New Place
- ‘No private school for my kids’, says Norway PM
- Telenor Seeks Young Entrepreneurs to Attend Youth Summit in Norway