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Switzerland Today

Switzerland Today

Swiss parliament snubs European court climate ruling. After the Senate, the Swiss House of Representatives has criticised the climate ruling of the European Court of Human Rights. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to reject a ruling ordering Switzerland to do more to combat global warming. In April, the European Court of Human Rights...

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Swiss employees more dissatisfied but few want to change jobs

Swiss employees more dissatisfied but few want to change jobs

Not even one in ten people in Switzerland is emotionally attached to their employer. Keystone Employees in Switzerland are increasingly dissatisfied. There is also often a lack of emotional attachment to their employer, but only a few want to change jobs. This content was published on June 12, 2024 – 10:54 Check out our selection...

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Switzerland – job creating machine

Switzerland – job creating machine

This country is creating more jobs than any other in Europe. The latest survey from the recruitment company, Manpower, shows 54% of Swiss firms say they plan to hire more people in the next three months compared to 20% that say they’re planning to cut staff. That’s a positive of 34%. One of the major...

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Gen Zs and Millennials in Switzerland: Happy in their jobs — but the cost of living is their main concern

Gen Zs and Millennials in Switzerland: Happy in their jobs — but the cost of living is their main concern

Millennials: Only a third can easily pay their bills Another indication that both generations are becoming increasingly worried about the cost of living is shown by their responses when asked about financial security (see Figure 2, question: “To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements concerning your financial situation?”). While in...

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Swiss workers want more flexibility in their jobs

Swiss workers want more flexibility in their jobs

04 June 2024 The majority of workers in Switzerland (80%) say flexible working is important to them but only just over half are able to work in this way, according to research from Swiss Staffing and the GFS-Zürich Institute. Most workers (79%) see flexibility as an opportunity for better work and life balance and to...

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Pharma firm Takeda to cut up to 120 Swiss jobs

Pharma firm Takeda to cut up to 120 Swiss jobs

An employee at one of Takeda’s locations in Germany. Keystone/Silas Stein The Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda has announced a reduction of up to 120 jobs at its site in Opfikon. The statutory consultation process is currently underway.  This content was published on May 31, 2024 – 12:55 A Takeda spokesperson confirmed a report published in...

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Based in Lyss BE – Automotive provider Feintool is reducing 70 jobs in Switzerland – Breaking Latest News

Based in Lyss BE – Automotive provider Feintool is reducing 70 jobs in Switzerland – Breaking Latest News

52 SRF News: Why did the corporate take this step? Manuel Rentsch: Feintool justifies the transfer with excessive vitality prices and wages in Switzerland. The sturdy franc additionally performs a task. How sound are these causes? Pressure on industrial corporations has elevated. Salaries in Switzerland are typically increased than overseas. In return, corporations are typically...

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Swiss employment trends positive in 2024

Swiss employment trends positive in 2024

Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella Employment in Switzerland has continued to develop positively in 2024, with more jobs being created in the year’s first quarter. Although the employment indicator fell slightly in terms of outlook, it remains positive.  This content was published on May 24, 2024 – 15:01 The number of jobs rose by 1.8% compared to...

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Swiss retailer Migros starts restructuring with 150 job losses

Swiss retailer Migros starts restructuring with 150 job losses

Swiss supermarket chain Migros is embarking on a major restructuring programme KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / GAETAN BALLY The Swiss Migros supermarket chain has started its downsizing programme with the loss of 150 jobs. This is around 10% the total number of expected lay-offs. This content was published on May 21, 2024 – 11:57 Do you want...

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Swiss employment rate rises in first quarter of 2023

Swiss employment rate rises in first quarter of 2023

The number of employed women in the first quarter of 2024 increased more strongly than the number of employed men, compared to the same quarter last year. Keystone / Gaetan Bally The number of people with jobs in the country rose by 1.4% year-on-year to reach 5.3 million in the first quarter of 2024. This...

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Ukrainian refugee job push aims for big cut to Swiss welfare costs

Ukrainian refugee job push aims for big cut to Swiss welfare costs

Over the roughly two years since the first Ukrainian refugees began arriving in Switzerland, more than 90,000 have successfully applied for the temporary right to live in Switzerland. However, only 24% have found work. With finances tight, the federal government is aiming to save around CHF 700 million in refugee welfare payments by getting the...

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UBS Layoffs: Job cuts to start late this year in Switzerland, says CEO

UBS Layoffs: Job cuts to start late this year in Switzerland, says CEO

UBS CEO Serigio Ermotti has said that the majority of job cuts in its home market Switzerland will start late this year and will extend into 2025, 2026. As per Reuters, the UBS CEO said the cuts are not something the bank sees as “imminent” and that in the next months it will need “more...