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Dire dozen: Number of people employed in Longyearbyen drops 12 percent due largely to mining, construction losses

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The number of people employed in Longyearbyen dropped 12 percent between 2015 and 2016, due primarily to Store Norske completing its large-scale layoffs and suspending most of its mining operations, according to Statistics Norway.

Get off your assess: Businesses out of patience, say government’s delay in Store Norske crisis hurting them

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There’s only so much time to figure out how to rescue a drowning man.

That, writ large, is the scathing message released this week by the Svalbard Business Association, stating the government’s delay in deciding its plans for Store Norske in the wake the company’s coal crisis is leaving too many residents gasping for air.