The educational institutions, the large process industry and the energy technology cluster are some of the major contributors to the innovation that characterises the southern part of Norway. Southern Norway is on top of the entrepreneurial rankings. Strong industry groups provide excellent networking and collaboration opportunities in the region.
32 percent of Kristiansand’s adult population has a bachelor’s degree or higher. Many are therefore employed at universities and research institutes such as the University of Agder and Agder Research, or at one of the many privately funded research departments working in a wide range of activities in a variety of fields.
Kristiansand has an agreeable climate and a good quality of life, which have attracted many thousands of Norwegians to live and work here for decades. The City of Kristiansand alone has grown from 25,000 to 85,000 inhabitants in less than 60 years.
How to find a job?
The largest Norwegian vacancy database is www.nav.no. Most published job vacancies are listed in this database.
The vacancies can also be found on the EURES Job Mobility Portal.
Here you can also register your CV for Norwegian employers.
Contact the local NAV EURES Office in the Kristiansand region for further information about the current jobmarket in the region. See contact information on the right.
Many available jobs never get advertised though, so you need to take the initiative and use as many channels as you can to get a job. Contact employers directly and check out their websites for vacancies.
There are listed some major employers in both public and private sector on this website.