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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Apprenticeships

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

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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.

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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 ...

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Chambers of commerce

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

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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 ...

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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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