Pay on the Day - Norway

Pay on the Day is a unique employment scheme in Oslo which offers 190 jobs every week to alcoholics, drug addicts and people with other problems.

Clearing pavements, platforms and outdoor areas for local authority and private customers in the capital represents the main activity.

Two indoor job offers are also available from Pay for the Day – the Angel Workshop and the Wallpaper Shop.

In the first of these, women make glass angels by hand from crushed glass to symbolise that broken objects can because something beautiful.

The other binds notebooks and produces cards, envelopes and conference material using attractive residues from the wallpaper sector which would otherwise be discarded.