Job sectors with the most vacancies in Switzerland revealed
According to the latest Michael Page Swiss Job Index, the number of vacancies in Switzerland rose by 1,5 percent between March and April 2022. The index found that workers are sorely needed in the IT, catering and logistics industries.
Nine out of ten jobs advertised are in German-speaking Switzerland
In a statement on Thursday, Page Group Switzerland said that the increase in vacancies is roughly in line with pre-pandemic figures, meaning the job market has stabilised to some degree. Earlier this month, x28AG found that there were around a quarter of a million vacancies in Switzerland, with many employers having to increase salaries and improve paid leave in order to attract new workers.
According to the Job Index, nine out of 10 jobs in Switzerland are advertised in German-speaking regions, especially in areas around Zurich, Zug and Winterthur. However, the number of vacancies increased the most in French-speaking areas, rising by 4,6 percent over the last month.
Worker shortages in IT, catering and logistics in Switzerland
The most common vacancies are for jobs in the IT industry and catering. Recent supply issues and energy shocks have also increased the demand for warehouse and logistics workers. Gastronomy has also bounced back after the end of COVID restrictions and is now facing a shortage of workers. Significant gaps in the workforce can also be found for auditors, accountants and financial advisors.
"The shortage of skilled workers persists in many sectors," said Yannick Coulange, Managing Director of Page Group Switzerland. The Page Group predicted that worker shortages in Switzerland will continue for the foreseeable future.