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Shopping habits Swiss Post posts parcels record

Swiss Post handled a record number of parcels in 2019, the company said on Friday. The number of letters sent however continues to fall.

This content was published on January 17, 2020 5:56 PM

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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

Switzerland in 2020 Rich, stable Switzerland to face some moral dilemmas

Switzerland will fare well in 2020: But so much wealth brings questions about responsibility and transparency.

(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

New airport Zurich airport company wins huge Indian deal

Flughafen Zürich AG, the operator of Zurich airport, has been selected to design, develop and operate a new airport near the Indian capital.

This content was published on November 29, 2019 2:10 PM

Wealth 300 richest in Switzerland just got richer

The 300 richest people in Switzerland saw their fortunes increase by 4% overall in 2019, to reach CHF702 billion ($703 billion).

This content was published on November 29, 2019 10:08 AM

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

Professional regulation Five jobs in Switzerland with surprising requirements

When it comes to regulating professions, Switzerland is around the European average. But the specific requirements for some jobs might surprise you.

Worker shortfall Ageing population threatens Swiss prosperity, study warns

Switzerland must do more to find employment options for older citizens and increase work productivity says the State Secretariat for Economic ...

This content was published on November 15, 2019 2:30 PM

Employment Switzerland sees record number of cross-border workers

Ticino and Geneva in particular saw marked increases in the number of workers crossing the border, thanks partly to a stable Swiss economy.

Facts behind myths Why are Swiss mums assumed to be ‘stay-at-home’?

Despite making strides in the workplace, women still do most of the childcare, as we find out in our latest reader-driven fact check.

Ride-sharing What Geneva's Uber policy means for the company

It’s not the first time Uber has faced some bumps on the road in canton Geneva. But the latest development could spell big changes for the company. 

Immigration vote ‘Swiss first’ job registration scheme a success, says report

The requirement for employers to register vacancies with regional unemployment centres is going better than expected, officials say.

This content was published on November 1, 2019 12:24 PM

Layoffs General Electric limits job cuts in Switzerland

The American industrial conglomerate General Electric has announced a reduction in the number of planned layoffs at its subsidiaries in Switzerland.

This content was published on October 28, 2019 3:30 PM

Salary hike Real wages set to rise in Switzerland for first time in three years

Employees in Switzerland are expected to receive above-inflation pay rises for the first time since 2016, according to a survey of companies. On ...

This content was published on October 27, 2019 1:47 PM