Work Life

How hard is it to get a work permit in Switzerland? What do foreigners need to do to invest in Swiss property? And what's a fair wage for a manager? A practical look inside the Swiss working world.

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Job applications

Applying for a position in Switzerland may follow procedures different from those in the job-seeker's home country. Here are some tips on how to ...

Social security and pensions

Swiss social security is split into three ‘pillars’, each with its own characteristics and goals that help retired people continue to finance ...

Employment and placement agencies

Whether you are a European or a third-state national looking to work in Switzerland, the search for a professional post should begin here. ...

Apprenticeships

Switzerland has concluded agreements with 13 countries outside of the EU, including the United States, so young people can extend their job and ...

Self-employment

While Swiss entrepreneurial spirit runs deep across the country, setting out on your own as a self-employed foreigner requires permits and permission.

Buying property

In the most practical terms, investing in Switzerland can mean simply owning a holiday home, starting a business or buying stocks. Here's what you ...

Chambers of commerce

Switzerland has numerous chambers of commerce charged with promoting better business ties between Switzerland and the outside world. There are ...

Inside the labour market

Switzerland is a pretty stable country as far as employment is concerned. Even crises on the world economic stage tend not to cause catastrophic ...

Swiss work culture

Swiss workers put in about 42 to 45 hours a week on the job, if they are working full time; but an increasing number choose to work less, often ...

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