President of the Norwegian Student Organization (NSO)- Øyvind Berdal thinks that this report proves the ongoing discrimination in the workplace.
The survey shows that inequality is particularly evident among graduates of master programs in science and technology. A high proportion of graduates with immigrant backgrounds in these fields are unemployed. THe reserachers further point out that it is striking in a labor market where employers constantly point out need for scientists and engineers. It is also stated that this does not seem to be explained by differences in grades and Norwegian proficiency.
– I think this is scary – and very revealing. Here are the graduates who need jobs but do not get it maybe just because they have a different name. This is unacceptable, says Berdal.