Positions at and surrounding the Keflavik International AIrport will increase from 5 to 10 thousand from now and until the year 2022.

Thousands of foreign workers to Iceland

6 Jul 2017 The Directorate of Labour in Iceland predicts that around three thousand people will be coming to Iceland through temporary work agencies this year. This number is the double of last year's numbers.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan 2017 As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Wages in Iceland tourism rising less than national average

19 Dec 2016 Wages in Iceland’s booming tourism industry have risen less than the national average since 2010, according to a new report.

Iceland’s KEF airport to recruit hundreds next year

14 Dec 2016 Around 430 extra jobs will need to be filled at Iceland’s main international airport in 2017, as tourist numbers continue to boom.

New website for finding work in Iceland launched

18 Nov 2016 Iceland Recruitment is a brand new English-language website aimed at linking up locals and foreign workers interested in moving to Iceland with job offers in the country.

US online searches for ‘moving to Iceland’ spike on election night

10 Nov 2016 Icelandic online marketing agency The Engine has posted a rather telling graph related to online searches on election night in the US on Tuesday.

WOW air cabin crew refusing to “clean” aircraft for free

14 Oct 2016 Reports have emerged of members of cabin crew working for Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air refusing to follow recent new instructions for extra tidying duties while aircraft are on turn-around abroad.

Tourism in Iceland: “We need more hotels”

21 Sep 2016 At present numbers, all hotels in the Greater Reykjavik area will likely be full to capacity as early the first quarter of next year, according to a new study on tourism in Iceland performed by analysts from Arion Bank.

Agnieszka and Dawid Dawbrowski are now living back in Poland after spending five years in Iceland.

Living and working in Iceland a unique and positive experience

10 Sep 2016 Dawid and Agnieszka Dawbrowski arrived in Iceland in October 2006 along with numerous other people from Poland who came to seek out work here. In an interview with Morgunblaðið they explain how they have settled in.

Many more Icelanders working long hours than other Nordics

9 Sep 2016 Iceland languishes in 33rd place of 38 countries as regards work-life balance, according to the OECD’s Better Life Index.

Icelandic companies experiencing shortage of workers

24 Aug 2016 Almost half of all Icelandic companies are experiencing workforce shortages, with unemployment in Iceland very low, according to new figures.

WOW air offers free flights to Brits moving to Iceland

17 Aug 2016 Are you planning to relocate from the UK to Iceland over the next six weeks? Then you could save the cost of your flight here by booking with Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air, reports the Daily Star.

Iceland facing “serious shortage” of skilled craftsmen

10 Aug 2016 “There is clearly a serious shortage of skilled craftsmen in the construction sector in Iceland, as many major projects are manned with foreign labour.”

Í lok 2. ársfjórðungs 2016 bjuggu 336.060 manns á Íslandi, 169.540 karlar og 166.520 konur.

Iceland population is now 336,060

28 Jul 2016 At the end of the 2nd quarter of 2016, the population of Iceland was 336,060, an increase of 1,760 from the previous quarter.

2,600 new jobs in Iceland over the next six months

2 Jun 2016 2,600 news jobs are expected to be created in Iceland’s private sector over the next six months, while nearly half of all big companies are feeling the effects of a shortage in workforce.

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