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Switzerland Reports High Demand for Workers Across Various Sectors



Swiss employers are actively recruiting in multiple sectors, with healthcare leading the demand, featuring 15,790 job vacancies, as reported by Following closely is the construction sector with 13,566 vacancies, followed by retail and trade (12,761), the hospitality industry (10,478), and information technology (8,024).

Zurich takes the lead in the highest number of job advertisements (55,113), trailed by Bern (37,939), Aragau (20,350), St. Gallen (18,178), and Luzern (17,021).

A study from the University of St. Gallen and Advance in September 2023 indicated a significant skills shortage in the country, anticipated to worsen as Baby Boomers retire. The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute estimates that even with a moderate annual influx of 50,000 skilled professionals, up to 400,000 positions could remain unfilled by 2030.

Foreign workers may find increased opportunities, especially in high-demand professions such as Care Specialist/Nurse, Electrician, Sales Advisor, Carpenter, and Project Manager, according to the Jobradar report for Q4 2023. Switzerland also seeks professionals in mechanics, machine operators, gardeners, construction project managers, system engineers, team leaders, painters, and metalworkers.

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