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Make duty to notify Seco draws after six months of positive conclusion

half a year Ago, the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco) has been reporting in the policy and in the case of companies highly controversial obligation on the Swiss labour market was introduced. Seco draws a positive conclusion. The question remains open of whether the measure also meets the policy hoped-for effects, such as to curb immigration.

"The Parliament has given us the task, the reporting obligation in compliance with the law. The introduction is proceeding according to plan," said the head of the labour Directorate at Seco, Boris Zürcher, on Tuesday in front of the media. The IT systems for the Online monitoring of Vacancies worked well and the necessary Checks with the Regional job placement centres (RAV) were made quickly.

Since the beginning of July, companies seeking to fill Vacancies by occupational types, with an unemployment rate of at least 8 percent must report this in advance to the RAV. During five days only on the RAV-registered have the opportunity to apply for these Posts. In addition, the RAV will have the opportunity to convey to job-seekers. The Parliament had set a reporting obligation as an EU-compatible implementation of the mass immigration initiative of the SVP developed.

Strong increase in the number of notified Bodies

There is currently no evidence that companies have tried to circumvent the authorities, mandatory reporting, said Zürcher. The measure is in the economic acceptance. An indication about the strong increase in the number of companies in the RAV notified Vacancies.

In the months after the introduction of the set of mandatory reporting were reported, according to the Seco, each between 25'000 and 35'000 open positions. Previously, this value fluctuated around the 10'000 mark. In the case of reportable Occupations, the number of reported Vacancies has increased six fold. The reporting obligation of the guest - and the construction industry as well as the production affected.

set goals

If, however, the political expectations of the fulfilment of the reporting obligation, one cannot say at the present time, made it clear to Zurich. Because these expectations were broad and ranged from the reduction of unemployment through the better use of domestic labour potential, to curb immigration.

A successful placement of job-seekers ' not by the RAV to mean that it was causal due on the reporting requirement, said Zürcher. Seco's work, however, to provide in the future, the policy for more information all such issues.

In a first step, the Seco wants to show up in October, 2019, in a report whether the measures were implemented in the reporting requirement within the meaning of the legislature. Only later to look for in a feasibility study of objectives according to the metrics, the political Effect, which serve as a Basis for future studies.


threaten A violation of any of the bodies reporting obligations, has a display, and a company can be expensive. In the law, fines of up to 40'000 Swiss francs in the case of intentional Offences, be provided, said Zürcher. "However, no such Advertisements are to us today."

In principle, the legislator for the implementation of the detection provided for mandatory controls, however, this would have liked the cantons. The Federal Council wants to support the cantons in the controls of the bodies reporting obligation financially. (Dec/sda)

Created: 08.01.2019, 15:18 PM

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