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future of work Switzerland has second-most part-time workers in Europe

The latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office show that over a third of employees in Switzerland work less than 90%.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 4:32 PM

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Life abroad Switzerland rated fifth-best country for expat careers

Switzerland is one of the most popular countries for international workers, who appreciate in particular the good work-life balance.

This content was published on January 17, 2019 2:07 PM

Salaries Workers paid in euros may not claim for currency losses

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that two Swiss companies do not have to compensate two employees who were paid in euros and subsequently lost out. 

This content was published on January 15, 2019 3:07 PM

Week in Numbers Snow dumps and ice-skating injuries

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. 

Job market Swiss unemployment hit ten-year low in 2018

The unemployment rate in Switzerland averaged 2.6% in 2018, a ten-year low, after strong economic growth in the first six months of the year.

This content was published on January 8, 2019 9:15 AM

#WeAreSwissAbroad – Eva Hefti ‘No worries’ for Swiss family in New Zealand

Even though she’d never been there before, Eva Hefti took the chance and moved with her family to New Zealand.

Special permission More Swiss employees working on holidays

The Sonntagszeitung reports a 30% increase in authorisations for businesses to employ workers on weekends and holidays over the last three years.  

This content was published on December 23, 2018 11:48 AM

back to the future Older workers have ‘untapped potential’ to fill labour shortages

Tapping existing pools of talent including older workers and women will help companies meet future skilled labour according to a new Deloitte report.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 8:22 AM

Economic expansion Swiss office real estate market thriving

The office real estate market is enjoying a positive outlook, driven by economic recovery and accompanying job growth, according to Credit Suisse.

This content was published on December 5, 2018 4:17 PM

equal pay for equal work Swiss parliament passes salary equality law

Companies with over 100 employees will have to do regular pay equity checks thanks to a new law passed in the Swiss parliament.

This content was published on December 4, 2018 10:29 AM

Withholding tax Switzerland likes to tax differently from Europe

From 1 January 2019, Switzerland will be the only country in Europe where employees’ taxes are not deducted directly from their wages.

Swiss workforce More working hours for women? Easier said than done

With a labour shortage looming, there is a debate on how to incentivise women to increase their workload.