In a letter to 100 large companies, the government requests that they hire more people with disabilities and gaps in the CV.
The letter signed by Employment Minister Anniken Hauglie (H) and Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H) states that the government wants to take advantage of the good times to get more people into working life.
They want Norwegian employers to look more broadly to find new employees who can help the company with value creation.
What we want and hope is that more Norwegian companies will employ more people with disabilities and gaps in the CV. We believe it is a waste of resources that people who can and will work cannot contribute to value creation and must live by social security, says Røe Isaksen.
On the list of companies that received the letter on Wednesday are major companies such as Equinor, Posten, DNB, IKEA, Vinmonopolet, Elkjøp, Felleskjøpet and Hurtigruten.
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