Message to business leaders in the Kongsvinger region

In collaboration with Klosser Innovation and 7sterke, NAV has made a short survey that addresses a possible recruitment need and which can contribute to the recruitment being easier and faster for affected companies.

How will it be in your business? Will sickness absence increase in light of the ongoing pandemic? Will it be necessary to recruit labor to keep production going? These are important questions to ask yourself as early as possible!

In a recruitment process of new employees, NAV can assist affected companies with the recruitment, facilitation, follow-up and qualification of jobseekers, so that they are able to do the job your company needs. NAV's contribution must be a safe communication, which means that we work to find the right candidate for the right company.

Klosser Innovation helps with the distribution of the survey regarding recruitment needs. Press here to open the survey.

Coordinated support for the business community

The government has now presented a compensation scheme for companies affected by the corona crisis. Through the package, companies get a large part of their losses covered. An application portal for the companies will be up and running from 17 April.

Contact the business development apparatus in the Kongsvinger region if you need advice on the new scheme or have other needs for support in the Korona crisis. See contact information for the help desk here. NAV will assist those who have questions about redundancies and labor.

Read more about the government's concrete proposals:

  • Initial payments should be made as soon as possible. An application portal for the companies will be up and running from 17 April.
  • The scheme will initially apply to March, April and May.
  • The scheme is based on the enterprises' self-reported figures for turnover in March 2020 and 2019. If the company was not in business in March 2019, an average is used for January and February 2020. The companies must also report fixed expenses.
  • The company must have a fall in turnover of 30 per cent or more (20 per cent or more for March) from the same month last year to be included in the scheme.
  • Companies that are closed down by the state are not charged a deductible. Other companies receive a deductible of NOK 10.000 each month.
  • A two-part model is proposed for calculating compensation.
    • Enterprises that are required to close down by the state will have up to 90% of their unavoidable fixed costs covered per month. Calculated as follows: Reduction in turnover x unavoidable fixed costs x adjustment factor of 90%
    • Companies that are not required to close, but still experience a reduction in turnover of 30% or more (20% in March), will receive compensation calculated as follows: Reduction in turnover x (unavoidable fixed costs - deductible of NOK 10) x adjustment factor of 000%

Read more about the compensation scheme at https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/foretak-med-minst-30–omsetningsfall-kan-fa-kompensasjon/id2696396/

The Storting will consider the measures during the Easter week.

Calculate what your company will get back through the compensation scheme (EXCEL_FIL)

 

Coordinated support for the business community

The municipalities in the Kongsvinger region coordinate their business resources so that they can, as far as possible, support a business community in crisis.

Companies that want information about support schemes or advice and guidance related to support schemes or other issues they are asked to contact the 1st line in the municipalities, Klosser Innovation or the business parks.

Both the front line, Klosser Innovation and the business parks also work closely with Innovation Norway, the banks, NAV and the county municipality to ensure good information and a smooth handling of demanding cases.

In addition to the state, the county municipality has prepared a package of measures in which they strengthen the innovation apparatus in the county so that they are to a greater extent able to assist the regional business community. These are treated politically during the Easter week.

 

Contact information for information and support:

 

First line municipalities

Eidskog
Steinar Grønnerud
steinar.gronnerud@eidskog.kommune.no

Grue
Haakon Gjems, business manager
haakon.gjems@grue.kommune.no

Kongsvinger
Stian Gulli Hanssen,
business developer Klosser Innovation
stian@klosser.no

Nord-Odal
Eva Snare,
business manager
eva.snare@nord-odal.kommune.no

Sør-Odal
Tove Guldbrandsen,
adviser Sør-Hedmark Næringshage
tove.gulbrandsen@onu.no

Åsnes
Anette Strand Sletmoen,
advises Solør Næringshage
anette@solornh.no

 

Klosser Innovasjon

Kjersti Wangen, general manager
kjersti@klosser.no

 

Sør-Hedmark Næringshage

Borge Nordfjell, general manager
bn@magnorhagen.no