Job notification requirement to apply in sectors with 5% unemployment or higher
17 Dec 19
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Switzerland is poised to expand job notification requirements.
What does the change mean? Starting Jan. 1, employers will be required to advertise open jobs for occupations where unemployment tops 5% to people seeking work through Switzerland’s Public Employment Service for five days before others can access the job notifications. The measure builds on Switzerland’s existing efforts to promote the local workforce. Currently, only occupations where unemployment is 8% or higher are required to meet the job notification rules.
- Implementation time frame: Jan. 1, 2020.
- Who is affected: Swiss employers advertising occupations with 5% unemployment or higher.
- Impact on processing times: The change may slow procedures for hiring non-Swiss nationals for some additional jobs because employers will be required to advertise jobs to Swiss candidates only for at least five days before non-Swiss workers will be able to see them.
- Next steps: Employers can check whether a job opening needs to be advertised by using the “Check-Up 2020” tool, available here.
Background: The expansion of the job notification requirement is the second in a two-step process to respond to the Swiss Parliament’s goal of promoting the local job force. The first step was implemented in July 2018, when job notifications were put in place for occupations with 8% unemployment or higher. The lower threshold will take effect for jobs that become available on or after Jan. 1.
Analysis & Comments: The lower thresholds signal Switzerland’s ongoing efforts to promote Swiss workers and could delay the hiring of foreign nationals in some instances.
Source: Deloitte. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), its global network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more. Deloitte Legal means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms or their affiliates that provide legal services. For legal, regulatory and other reasons, not all member firms provide legal services. This communication contains general information only, and none of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, its member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “Deloitte network”) is, by means of this communication, rendering professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your finances or your business, you should consult a qualified professional adviser. No entity in the Deloitte network shall be responsible for any loss whatsoever sustained by any person who relies on this communication. © 2019. For information, contact Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.