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Upbeat employment record at Geneva’s international organisations

International organisations based in Geneva have been on a steady job creation drive since 1998, according to official figures released on Thursday. This trend puts an end to a three year decline in jobs at international organisations in Geneva.

International organisations based in Geneva have been on a steady job creation drive since 1998, according to official figures released on Thursday. This trend puts an end to a three year decline in jobs at international organisations in Geneva.

Overall, there has been an increase of over six per cent since March 1998. Figures from the cantonal statistics office in Geneva also reveal that international organisations have increased their expenditure in line with recruitment.

The same was true of the ten most important non-governmental organisations in Geneva, which boosted their spending by over 22 per cent between 1998 and 1999.

More than 21,000 people were employed by the organisations in March 1999. Just over half of them are officials with permanent jobs.

However, the statistics show that the number of Swiss employed by them, currently at just under ten per cent, is in decline.

From staff and wire reports.

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