Extensive Layoffs at Iceland’s Government Offices

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Extensive Layoffs at Iceland’s Government Offices

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
Ministry of Fisheries

The Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries. Photo: Páll Kjartansson.

Approximately 25-30 employees of Iceland’s government ministries will be laid off before the end of the month, ruv.is reports. This is due to the government offices’ requirements to streamline its operation by 5 percent. The streamlining amounts to ISK 330 million (USD 2,600, EUR 1,900).

The Ministry of Finance and Economy has already given seven people notice. 

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