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High immigration from Europe reflects strong Swiss employment growth

High immigration from Europe reflects strong Swiss employment growth

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Swiss Trade Union Federation and the Swiss Employers’ Association on Monday presented the 20th report on the free movement of persons accord between Switzerland and the EU, which came into force in 2002. Keystone / Adrian Reusser Around 68,000 people moved to Switzerland from other European countries...

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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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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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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 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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Retail sales drop in Swiss sports market

Retail sales drop in Swiss sports market

Sales of hard goods such as skis, helmets and fitness equipment dropped by 3% KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / CHRISTIAN BEUTLER The Swiss sports market shrank in 2023 after two strong years. Fewer hard goods such as skis and rucksacks were bought, as were textiles. However, more shoes were purchased than in the previous year. This content...

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Swiss retail chain Migros to shed jobs and sell-off subsidiaries – SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss retail chain Migros to shed jobs and sell-off subsidiaries – SWI swissinfo.ch

Migros subsidiaries, such as Hotelplan, are now deemed surplus to requirements. Keystone / Steffen Schmidt Swiss retail giant Migros is looking for new owners for its subsidiaries Hotelplan, cosmetics and hygiene brand Mibelle, Melectronics and SportX. The new strategy involves major job cuts but also investments in core business areas.  This content was published on February 2,...

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Publisher Frontiers cuts 70 jobs in Switzerland and 600 worldwide

Publisher Frontiers cuts 70 jobs in Switzerland and 600 worldwide

(Symbol image) The reason for the job cuts is the shrinking market for scientific publications and a significant increase in fraudulent articles. Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved The scientific publisher Frontiers, founded in 2007 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), has to cut 600 jobs in 23 countries. Around...

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Swiss jobless rate hits 20-year low: all good news?

Swiss jobless rate hits 20-year low: all good news?

Buzzing: a coworking space in Zurich. © Keystone / Gaetan Bally Switzerland, like the European Union, has notched up its lowest unemployment rate in decades. How has it managed this, and what does it mean for the economy? This content was published on January 10, 2024 – 17:27 The situation – jobs for everyone? At...