Q&A: is it possible to get job in supermarket in norway because before i work in cyprus as a store keeper& driver?

Question by Shipon: is it possible to get job in supermarket in norway because before i work in cyprus as a store keeper& driver?
i work in cyprus 10 years in a supermarket as a store keeper & driver for delivered & fruit section. so im looking for job in norway. im living right now in italy.

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Answer by Dave
You COULD but why would you WANT to?

“The percentage of poor among immigrants to Norway is much higher than the percentage among the native population so that immigrant status and ethnic origin may help to explain to some degree the continuing existence of poverty in Norway, an affluent country known for its relatively low income inequality. The purpose of this paper is to use register data to discuss the more crucial question of whether or not this rather high incidence of poverty among immigrants persists even after immigrants have been in the country for a long period, that is, after they have had the opportunity to integrate and adapt their skills to the expectations in their new country. ”

From Frisch centre report.

“In Norway, as throughout the rest of Europe, the government is targeting immigrants and asylum-seekers for political attack. Refugees are caught in a Catch 22 situation with regards to their citizenship status in Norwegian society. Whilst politicians from all parties demand that unemployed immigrants learn better Norwegian, they have simultaneously created a rule which penalises those who enrol in language courses. Unemployed immigrants who wish to learn Norwegian lose their unemployment benefit if they take up a language course. Consequently, in order to make ends meet they are forced to seek social security assistance.”

“There is evidence that the state deliberately cultivates such attitudes as a means of holding down the wages and conditions of Norwegian workers in general. In a revealing statement, the Chief of Research at the National Bureau of Statistics said that increased immigration was necessary. Without the cheap labour immigrant work force, he argued, services would be poorer and salaries higher.”

From World Socialist Web Site

Why Norway? It’s not even a great place for Norwegians who are moving abroad to live off benefits in Spain and places like that.

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Grønland, Oslo – Norway
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"I prefer Norway to Sweden, you can find more African food." This is Charles talking to me in the streets of Oslo. He considers himself to be Swedish as he flew from Nigeria to the Scandinavian country 16 years ago.

In the last month he has been living in the Anker Hostel, right behind Grønland in Oslo, where is currently looking for a job.

Grønland is the multicultural neighborhood in Oslo. Situated on the east side of the river Akerselva, it started to host migrants from the ’60s.

Some believes the quarter is now more populated by Muslims than in the past, as the majority of residents are from Pakistan and Somalia.

On a five-million population, Norway has 11,4% people coming from foreign countries. The largest ethnic group being Pakistani Norwegians.


"Preferisco la Norvegia alla Svezia, si trova più cibo africano." Charles mi racconta di lui per le strade del centro di Oslo. Dopo aver passato 16 anni in Svezia si considera svedese nonostante sia originario della Nigeria.

Attualmente Charles è alla ricerca di un lavoro. Nell’ultimo mese ha vissuto nell’ostello Anker, dietro al quartiere chiamato Grønland.

Grønland è il quartiere multiculturale di Oslo. Situato sul lato orientale del fiume Akerselva, ha iniziato a ospitare migranti sin dagli anni ’60.

Qualcuno ritiene che il quartiere oggi sia più popolata da musulmani rispetto al passato, considerato che la maggior parte dei residenti provengono dal Pakistan e la Somalia.

Con una popolazione cinque milioni di abitanti, il 11,4% di persone in Norvegia proviene da paesi stranieri. Il più grande gruppo etnico è quello pakistano.

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