Number of job vacancies reaches new highs in Switzerland

Number of job vacancies reaches new highs in Switzerland

According to the latest Swiss Job Index by recruitment company Michael Page, there are 30 percent more jobs available in Switzerland now than a year ago. In all, German-speaking Switzerland has experienced the sharpest increase in the number of job opportunities, with some professions in especially high demand.

Number of new jobs offered in Switzerland has doubled since 2019

In its report, Michael Page noted that the number of international companies and local businesses offering new jobs is now double pre-pandemic levels. Today, there are 30,1 percent more jobs available in Switzerland than there were in May 2021.

Nine out of every 10 jobs advertised in the alpine nation are for positions in German-speaking Switzerland. Zurich is the most popular destination, followed by other cities like St. Gallen, Aarau and Schaffhausen. The east side of the Röstigraben also recorded the sharpest rise in the number of vacancies, with between 29,3 and 32,8 percent growth over the last year.

Bankers and logistics managers in high demand in Switzerland

While there aren’t as many jobs on offer, Geneva, Canton Vaud and Valais have also seen a marked rise in vacancies, with 30,5 percent more jobs available today than at the same time last year. With the exception of Ticino, the number of available jobs has increased nationwide, adding to previous figures which found that there were almost a quarter of a million vacancies in Switzerland.

Currently, the most sought after professions are lawyers, workers in Swiss banking, and export and logistics managers. Micheal Page noted that the COVID pandemic, and subsequent supply chain shocks, have made supply experts highly desirable, with the number of vacancies for logistical managers jumping by 50 percent compared to last year.

Jan de Boer


Jan de Boer

Jan studied in York and Sheffield in the UK, obtaining a master's in broadcast journalism and a bachelor's in history. He has worked as a radio DJ, TV presenter, and...

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