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Swiss work culture

People in full-time posts work an average of 41 hours and 10 minutes a week in Switzerland; but an increasing number choose to work less.

Swiss-EU relations Brussels’ man in Bern hints at Swiss protectionism

The EU ambassador to Switzerland highlights the benefits for Switzerland of close relations with the EU but warns against anti-EU discrimination.

Work experience Refugee farmer project helps facilitate integration

The promoters of a three-year project for refugees to work on Swiss farms has been hailed as a success, despite organisational shortcomings.

Franco-Swiss development Maudet shares his vision for Greater Geneva

The time is ripe to properly organise the development of Greater Geneva, Pierre Maudet, the new Geneva president, tells

Hiring preference Could new immigrants threaten jobs of older construction workers?

The Swiss construction industry is one of the few sectors that employs large numbers of foreigners in low-skilled jobs and has high unemployment.

new labour law 'If you want to keep your job, adapt!'

A Portuguese plasterer welcomes a law to tackle unemployment in his sector. A Swiss firm invited Fernando Rodrigues to come and work here in 2014.