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Referendum Paternity leave to be challenged in a nationwide vote

Opponents of a statutory two-week paternity in Switzerland have handed in the signatures for a nationwide vote likely later this year.

This content was published on January 24, 2020 10:45 AM

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Labour market  Swiss unemployment drops to new low 

The Swiss unemployment rate fell to 2.3% in 2019, according to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

This content was published on January 10, 2020 11:30 AM

New laws How to keep legally afloat in 2020

Various new or tweaked Swiss laws entered into force on January 1, including how much alcohol can be drunk by the skipper of a rubber dinghy.

(Not) Out of office Commuting will soon be counted as work too for some Swiss civil servants

Starting January 1, civil servants who answer emails or make calls on their way to or from the office will be able to credit the time as hours worked.

This content was published on December 30, 2019 5:36 PM

Times a-changing Swiss apprenticeships: what’s in and what’s out

Some professions are dying out in Switzerland. But others are coming in their place: dewatering assistant, anyone?

Perspectives on Intern Life A broke intern’s guide to enjoying Geneva

Geneva has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. But the reality can be quite different, says UN intern Amanda Haydar.

Academic study Gaining Swiss citizenship shown to boost earnings

Foreigners who gain Swiss citizenship generally increase their annual earnings by CHF5,000 compared to those who don't get naturalized.

This content was published on December 6, 2019 10:24 AM

City ranking Which Swiss cities should expats move to in 2020?

Seven Swiss cities feature in the Expat City Ranking 2019, all coming in the top 20 in the world for quality of life.

Job market Skilled worker shortage worsens in Switzerland

The shortage of skilled workers has become even more acute this year. Finding suitable engineers is particularly difficult. 

This content was published on November 28, 2019 8:49 AM

Work permits Non-EU foreign worker quotas unchanged for 2020

Switzerland will issue 8,500 work visas to non-EU citizens next year – the same number as in 2019. The Swiss government also confirmed an earlier ...

This content was published on November 27, 2019 1:10 PM

Vocational training Report: it pays for companies to have apprentices

Firms in Switzerland may benefit annually by over CHF3,000 ($3,000) per apprentice when they train their own apprentices, a report has found.

This content was published on November 26, 2019 4:16 PM