RSM Switzerland


Restricted admission to the Swiss labor market for foreign nationals in some sectors since 2020

As of January 1st, 2020, there is an extended job notification requirements in sectors with trigger level of 5% unemployment rate.

To promote local workforce, as of Jan. 1, 2020, employers have been legally required to register vacancies in occupations where the Swiss national unemployment rate is at least 5% with the regional employment center (RAV). So far, the threshold was set at 8%. Applying publication ban, job vacancy must be exclusively published for 5 working days on an online job portal that can only be accessed by jobseekers registered with the RAV before it can be advertised.

Immediate consequence is that hiring non-CH nationals might take more time. Swiss companies must check if vacancy is subject to the job registration requirement by means of the official check-up tool:

Should you wish to discuss more on this topic, please do reach out to Global Employer Services team and contact Augustin de La Chapelle


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