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Looking for work in Switzerland

Foreigners wishing to work in Switzerland must be familiar with the regulations that vary according to their country of origin. Once this hurdle has been overcome, there are numerous quirks of the Swiss job market to consider, from expectations of a good application to the work culture.  

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Work permit in Switzerland

Obtaining a permit to work in Switzerland depends on many factors, including where you are from, the skills you have and quotas.

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Job applications

Cover letter, work certificates, recommendations… Delivering a complete application with the right documents is essential to successfully land a job in Switzerland.

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Employment contracts

Most employees work a maximum of 45 hours a week, and everyone is entitled to four weeks’ paid holiday a year. Many contracts offer better terms.

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Salaries in Switzerland

The cost of living in Switzerland is among the highest in the world, but workers also earn among the highest salaries.

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Taxes in Switzerland

Switzerland levies taxes at the federal, cantonal and local levels, with cantons setting their own rates.

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Social security

Switzerland’s social security system covers risks in several areas, including health, work, family and old age.

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