Today 23 reserve officers from the Northern Fleet received state diplomas at a ceremony in Murmansk. They have been retrained for business administration.
People like these ex-officers are in demand at the labor market, says Konstantin Berezhny, Head of the Murmansk State Employment Center: “These are people who are used to discipline and to take responsibilities. They have strong voices and will probably become managers”.
The program for reeducation of Russian reserve officers is a joint project between the Murmansk Employment Center, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service and Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program has been running since 2000 and was initially run by the two countries’ ministries of defense.
699 of the 727 former officers that have been reeducated have found new jobs or started their own business, GTRK Murman reports.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.