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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.

workplace conditions Trade union warns of rising stress levels and falling salaries

Swiss employees are becoming more stressed, fearful, and unsatisfied with their working conditions, according to an annual survey.

This content was published on November 11, 2019 11:26 AM

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.

Administrative detentions Memorial erected to victims of state abuse

The town of Erstfeld in central Switzerland has erected a memorial to the victims of administrative detentions last century.

This content was published on November 7, 2019 10:44 AM

‘Generations survey’ Swiss people want more children than they’re having

Having children in Switzerland is often hampered by work prospects, with women particularly fearful of negative career consequences.

This content was published on November 4, 2019 11:29 AM

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

Be prepared Can Swiss authorities deal with terrorist attacks?

The Swiss government, cantons and cities will carry out a 52-hour exercise starting on November 11 on coping with a terrorist threat.

This content was published on October 31, 2019 2:49 PM

Safety net  Government plans payments to unemployed over 60

The Swiss government has presented plans for pre-pension payments for older employees who can no longer claim unemployment benefits. 

This content was published on October 30, 2019 4:44 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