Following a newspaper ad, ten Icelanders have been hired to work for Impregilo at the Kárahnjúkar dam in east Iceland. The Italian contractors plan to advertise for more Icelandic workers in upcoming weeks.
According to Ómar Valdimarsson, press officer for Impregilo, around 40 applications were received from Icelanders. Impregilo applied for 54 work permits for non EEA residents in December. Most of them are Chinese.