DeCODE Iceland Jobs Secure After Sale

kari-stefansson_psStaff at the genetic research company deCODE will reportedly keep their jobs following its acquisition by California-based biotechnology group Amgen yesterday. CEO of Amgen told RÚV that the company also planned to hire more staff in Iceland.

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Zwei Milchviehbetriebe dichtgemacht

farm_countryside_northiceland_psDie isländische Lebensmittel- und Veterinärbehörde (MAST) hat zwei Milchviehbetrieben in West-Island die Betriebsgenehmigung entzogen, da diese die Regeln hinsichtlich Gesundheit und Hygiene in der Milchproduktion und bei der Tierschlachtung missachteten.

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Layoffs in Fish Processing in Small Towns

fish-processing-lumpsucker_psIt is considered likely that 30 people will lose their jobs in Dalvík (pop. 1,400) due to the imminent bankruptcy of the local fish processing company Norðurströnd. Its request for insolvency will be heard at Northeast Iceland District Court on Thursday.

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