Today, the age limit for state employees is 70 years. The government now proposes to raise this age limit to 72 years.
The proposal will be sent out for consultation with February 28 as the deadline, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs stated in a press release.
An increased age limit would give the state a better opportunity to retain experienced labor and cutting-edge skills, the report noted.
“It is necessary that more people work longer to ensure the sustainability of the welfare state.
“We also know that many older people want to work longer than they have the opportunity to do today, and by raising the age limit to 72, more people will have this opportunity,” Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Henrik Asheim (H) said.
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