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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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Switzerland Tourism takes stock of three years of pandemic recovery 

Switzerland Tourism takes stock of three years of pandemic recovery 

In 2023, guests came to Swiss hotels in droves. Keystone/Peter Klaunzer Switzerland Tourism has taken stock of the first three years since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Additional recovery funds have helped to mitigate the effects of the health crisis and stabilise the industry.  This content was published on May 24, 2024...

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‘Holidaymaker fees must benefit everyone’: Switzerland Tourism

‘Holidaymaker fees must benefit everyone’: Switzerland Tourism

Tourists flock to the picturesque Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen every year. KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / ANTHONY ANEX Charging entrance fees at popular Swiss holiday hotspots only makes sense if overseas guests also gain from the levy, says the Swiss tourism industry. This content was published on May 21, 2024 – 13:38 Do you want to read...

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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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Young Boys retain Swiss football league title

Young Boys retain Swiss football league title

Young Boys win the Swiss football title KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / VALENTIN FLAURAUD BSC Young Boys football club have been crowned Swiss champions for the 17th time after beating Servette 1:0 on Monday. This content was published on May 21, 2024 – 10:42 Do you want to read our weekly top stories? Subscribe here. The Bernese club...

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FIFA rule change opens door to departure from Switzerland

FIFA rule change opens door to departure from Switzerland

A view of FIFA’s current headquarters in Zurich. Keystone/Ennio Leanza On Friday, football’s international governing body laid the formal foundations for a theoretical departure from its headquarters in Zurich. However, FIFA is “happy” in Switzerland, the association said before the congress vote.   This content was published on May 17, 2024 – 09:53 According to an...

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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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Government plans to invest over CHF16bn in Swiss rail network

Government plans to invest over CHF16bn in Swiss rail network

View of railway construction site in Lausanne, May 2, 2024. © Keystone / Martial Trezzini The federal government intends to invest CHF16.4 billion ($18.1 billion) in railway infrastructure between 2025 and 2028, CHF2 billion more than for the current period. This content was published on May 15, 2024 – 15:45 The larger financial envelope will...

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University students in Switzerland join Gaza protest wave

University students in Switzerland join Gaza protest wave

The hall of EPFL’s architecture building in Lausanne is currently occupied by around 50 Pro-Palestinian protesters. KEYSTONE/© KEYSTONE / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT Pro-Palestinian activists occupied university buildings in Lausanne, Geneva and Zurich on Tuesday, widening the protest movement in the Alpine nation. This content was published on May 7, 2024 – 15:44 The hall of the...

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Sharp rise in foreign investments in Switzerland in 2023

Sharp rise in foreign investments in Switzerland in 2023

While the number of foreign investment projects in Europe fell by 4%, in Switzerland it shot up by over 50%. Keystone / Christian Beutler While investments by foreign companies in Europe declined last year, significantly more was invested in Switzerland than in 2022. This content was published on May 2, 2024 – 11:39 The number...

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Survey: air travel most popular way to go on holidays for Swiss

Survey: air travel most popular way to go on holidays for Swiss

In Switzerland, 46% of adults want to fly on holiday in 2024, while at least a third will travel by car and only just under 15% by train. Keystone / Christian Beutler Despite the climate crisis, flying is the most popular mode of transport to head on holidays – particularly for young, urban and high-income...

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Swiss spend CHF2.17 billion on sporting goods – SWI swissinfo.ch

Swiss spend CHF2.17 billion on sporting goods – SWI swissinfo.ch

The running (up 0.3%) and leisure sports (up 1%) segments recorded the highest year-on-year growth in 2023, according to the press release. KEYSTONE People in Switzerland spent CHF2.17 billion ($2.38 billion) on sporting goods last year. This was 1.5% less than in the previous year, according to Swisspo, the specialist agency for sporting goods in...

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