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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Short introduction to Switzerland Economy for Jobseekers.

Switzerland first activity areas are: 

·       Life sciences, chemicals and pharmaceuticals (Novartis, Roche, Actelion, Amgen, Biogen Idec, Crucell, Merck Serono, etc)
·       Medical technology
 (Johnson&Johnson DePuy Roche Diagnostics Division. Ypsomed, Sonova, Straumann, Stryker, Zimmer, Medtronic, Smith & Nephew, etc)
·       Financial services
 (UBS, Credit Suisse and more than 150 foreign banks)
·       Machinery, electrical engineering and metals industry
 (Saurer, Riveter, Schindler, ABB, etc)
·       Watch industry (Swatch Group, Rolex SA, Richemont SA, LVMH Group, etc)
·       Global and regional headquarters of foreign companies
 (General Motors, Kraft Foods, Phillip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemicals, Amgen, Baxter, DuPont, Nissan and Google, etc)

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however these well-known, prestigious names I quoted as examples  account for a very small part of the Swiss economy:

·          86% of Swiss companies are SME with less than 9 employees providing almost 900’000 jobs. (Read more)

Switzerland is also an entrepreneurial country with 7,7% of the population running start-up companies.

Many industries from solopreneur to industry leaders, many different types of structures from local to multinational do cohabit here. Across these differences, some profiles are more or less wanted on the job market.

In 2012, The 10 most difficult professions for companies to recruit profiles are:

1.    Qualified workers
2.    Engineers
3.    Commercial
4.    Chefs and cooks
5.    Hospitality
6.    Mechanics
7.    IT specialist
8.    Non qualified workers
9.    Finance and accounting
10.   MarCom specialists 

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Sandrine van den Oudenhoven
job4U2, "relocation is a project for both"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post.
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