Just over half of the foreign workers who have been granted an entry permit this year work in companies in Vestland, Møre og Romsdal, and Rogaland.
“I am concerned on behalf of the business community, which has gone far too long without all the manpower it needs to maintain normal operations,” Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (V) told NTB. She believes this will nuance the impression around infection and foreign workers.
Nybø referred to details that show that 5,620 of 9,604 entry permits have been issued to workplaces in the districts and along the coast. Among other things, that has been vital for keeping Norwegian shipyards operational.
At the same time, entry has been granted to 909 foreign works on May 10 (counties were not specified). A total of 255 permits were issued in Oslo, 743 in Viken, 593 in Trøndelag, 331 in Vestfold and Telemark, 326 in Innlandet, 318 in Nordland, 280 in Troms and Finnmark, and 229 in Agder.
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