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Excerpted from the Norway Career Guide

Norway survived the recent global financial crisis relatively unscathed. With unemployment hovering around the worldwide low of 3.2 percent, jobs for management and marketing executives are abundant. Retail sales growth figures are equally convincing evidence of the turnaround in Norway’s economy. Statistics Norway reports the turnover in retail sales was 400 billion NOK last year up 3.4 percent from the previous year.

Norway is known worldwide for the quality and innovation of the design of products produced. This growth industry offers employment potential for skilled marketers and visionary managers. The Norwegian Design Council (NDC) promotes the use of design as a strategic tool for innovation to achieve greater competitiveness and profitability in Norwegian business and industry.

Employment Outlook

Norwegian industry comprises 360,000 private sector enterprises (including publicly-owned companies). The majority of newly-established enterprises are within professional, scientific and technical activities.

  • There are 1.6 million employed by private sector companies and 780,000 employed in the public sector.
  • More than half of employees in private sector companies are in enterprises with more than 100 employees, although these enterprises represent only 0.5 percent of the total.

Organizations and Trade Associations

HR Norge
http://www.hrnorge.no (Norwegian, English)
HR Norway is a member organization for those working in human resources and management. Today, HR Norway is the country's largest HR and management professional network. The organization is comprised of 2,800 members from both the private and public sector. HR Norway's primary responsibility is to provide expertise and knowledge of HR and management discipline at all levels, through courses, conferences, meetings, reports and news on the website.

HR Norway
Jernbanetorget 2
0154 Oslo
Norway
Tel: +47 22 11 11 22
Email: hrnorge@hrnorge.no\

Publications

Kampanje
http://www.kampanje.com/ (Norwegian)
Kampanje is the leading Norwegian magazine within the marketing, information and media fields. This magazine provides updates on the latest industry news and posts them on this website. The hardcopy magazine wraps up the latest news and features more background articles on the latest trends and happenings within the sector. Kampanje also features interviews with key industry people. A fee is required for an annual subscription and includes 11 issues.

Kampanje Forlag
Prinsens gate 22
0157 Oslo
Norway
Tel: 22 33 31 00
Email: kampanje@kampanje.no

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Norway Guide.



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