Governance and Society

Faroe Islands desperate for foreign workers to cover expected staff shortage

The fast-growing tourism industry is looking for foreign workers to cover expected staff shortage, reported Kringvarp Føroya earlier this week.

Guðrið Højgaard, director of Visit Faroe Islands, states that ”in particular, there will be a shortage of chefs, waiters, receptionists and cleaners” and ”that it will be necessary to look outside of the Faroes to cover the expected shortage of tourism staff”.

The revenue in the Faroese tourism was in 2015 665 and is expected to reach 1 in 2020. The revenue came from 160.000 tourists in 2016 and the goal is 200,000 in 2020. The largest amount of tourist came from Denmark, UK, Germany, USA, Holland, Canada and Australia, writes

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