Labour Market

High degree of flexibility

  • Switzerland’s labour market is governed by one of the most liberal sets of legislation in Europe, and has a moderate number of regulations.
  • Employer-employee conflicts and strikes are rare, a factor which contributes to the productivity of the workforce (second place, WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 - "labor market efficiency").
  • The dual training system (apprenticeship) assures a high level of practical know-how. Unemployment figures are accordingly low, particularly youth unemployment.

A comprehensive overview of the Swiss labour market is available from the “Handbook for Investors – Business Location in Switzerland” published by Switzerland Global Enterprise

Social Insurance

Social insurance is extremely important for employers and employees alike. This topic is also concisely covered in the “Handbook for Investors”.