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Norway – Adecco is headhunting student for CEO summer post

23 March 2012

Adecco Norway is looking to fill a special summer job which will give one student the opportunity to be CEO of the company for one month – and earn a salary of around €13,000.  

After the company made its announcement public earlier this month, it has now reported a high demand of interest in the role. “In three weeks we had over 1,200 applicants, new ones [flow in] every day,” said Anders Øwre-Johnsen, CEO of Adecco, in a statement.

The firm first ran this programme last year but due to the high amount of interest it received, it decided to run it for a second year. Last year a 25-year-old was able to beat the competition and got the job as CEO.

And entry requirements are not tough: the only formal condition is that applicants must be full-time students, commented Mr Øwre-Johnsen. But “they must show they have what it takes to do the job,” he added.

The job as summer CEO for Adecco Norway will start in August.

Today it was also reported that the company is suing a Norwegian poultry production firm, Norsk Kylling, after the company hired agency workers from Adecco in 2010 but did not pay for overtime work. A labour inspectorate ruled that both Adecco and the staffing buyer had joint liability for ensuring that the contract workers were paid for overtime work. Adecco said it had paid for this but claims that the production firm had not. The case continues. 

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