Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Stavanger, Lysebotn
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.14 - Trade of electricity

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 December 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Electricity and telecom company Lyse is to hire 200 new employees in 2015.

Thirteen new positions for financial officer and analysts, engineers, technicians and business developers are already open and the recruitment has started.

A new power plant is under construction in Lysebotn, and the company is to invest in competence and technology. In order to accommodate the new employees, the company is also expanding its headquarters in Stavanger with new office space for 4-500 employees.

Due to the difficult market situation in the petroleum sector, the number of engineers looking for work is unusually high. The company is having no trouble finding well qualified applicants, in stark contrast to the situation just a few years earlier. Oil companies then drained the labor market by offering much higher salaries than mainland businesses, and recruitment was challenging for other technology companies.

The company recruited 157 employees in 2014 and had 1,072 employees by the end of the year.


  • 30 December 2014: Stavanger Aftenblad


Eurofound (2014), Lyse, Business expansion in Norway, factsheet number 79244, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79244.