Norway’s nightlife industry is experiencing a fierce battle for employees after two years of the pandemic

RestaurantPhoto: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB
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After two years of the pandemic, the nightlife industry in Norway is experiencing a fierce battle for employees. Not all nightclubs, restaurants, and bars will be able to stay open as normal when alcohol-serving returns to normal. 

According to NTB, there have been signals from the Norwegian government that the national alcohol-serving ban could be lifted or modified this week.

But the lack of employees after two years of pandemic means that not all nightclubs can keep their doors open as “normal,” E24 reports.

“There has been an ‘escape’ from the industry, so now there will be a lot of competition for the employees who are left,” Bo Vivike, general manager of the REN group – which has ten restaurants in Oslo – reports.

In addition, it is uncertain how many of the part-time employees are still available.

Henrik Hamborg, political adviser at the Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv), says that the consequences of the lack of employees have been present since the reopening last summer.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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