Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Norway has a problem because Poles ... are returning to Poland!

Poles are packing up and returning from Norway to their country, not only due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reason is the increase in wages in Poland and the decline in the value of the Norwegian Crown. The Norwegian construction and shipbuilding industry is short of employees, alarms Norway's television station NRK.

The Norwegian public broadcaster NRK talked to the plumber Wojciech Persiński, the head of the Polish community organization, who confirms that he knows many compatriots who have returned to Poland or left for Germany. "Earnings are better there than before. Because of a different culture and language, working in this country is difficult," explained Persiński.

The FAFO research published this year shows that every fourth Lithuanian and fifth Pole working in Norway is considering returning to their homeland.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was difficult for immigrants working in Norway due to downtime, layoffs, and the closure of the border for temporary workers.

- Based on an article in WGospodarce(.)pl