The Migros, Swatch Group, Google, and the industrial group Georg Fischer, were to the end of the year, the most important Jobmacher. A survey among the largest employers in Switzerland. Also in the case of the hospital group Hirslanden, there was a large growth in jobs; 516 Points, which were added through the Acquisition of the Clinique des Grangettes in September. On the other side of the state stand out enterprises Swiss Post, SBB and Swisscom, as the largest Jobabbauer. Several Hundred also, Credit Suisse and the insurance group Zurich mined.
For employees, it was a excellent year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.4 percent, and the number of employees rose to the record figure of 5.07 million. And according to the Jobradar of the company X28, which captures all of the jobs advertised on the Websites of the company and personnel service provider, the number of Vacancies on 175404. Especially large is the number of vacancies in the catering and hospitality industry, the health care, retail trade, construction, computer science, electrical and medical technology, and mechanical engineering.
The jobs miracle will go in the new year. 43 of 104 employers surveyed said they planned a further build-up of jobs. Only five companies are planning job cuts: Swiss Post, the Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis, the health giant Johnson & Johnson, the Radio and television operator SRG and the Bern railway company BLS.
Good times for Informatics specialists
it is Noteworthy that a number of companies indicating digitisation as a cause for the creation of new Jobs. About the big Bank UBS. Created in Switzerland in the past year, 355 new. The have to do "to a large extent, with digitisation," says spokeswoman Eveline Müller and Eichenberger. The UBS recruit further experts, for example in the areas of project management, Data and Business analysis, and Engineering. This will also happen in 2019: "The Trend to recruit more experts in the digitisation field, will go on."
One of the largest insurers, the furniture, announces to create in the new year, 150 new full-time jobs, also because of the digitization. The agricultural cooperative Fenaco (Volg, Landi, Ramseier, Agrola) wants to take, according to spokeswoman Alice Chalupny "the digitization of agriculture a leading role" and to expand the number of computer science specialists. The largest cable network operator in Switzerland, UPC, the insurer Vaudoise and the plumbing provider Geberit plan also, in the digital area.
One of the biggest Jobmacher in the digital area, Google will in the coming years. The operator of the most visited Website in the world at the Zurich headquarters is the largest development center outside the United States. Meanwhile, more than 2500 Employees work from 85 countries at Google Switzerland. About a year ago, Google announced that "over the next few years up to 5000 jobs in Zurich could be created" – this, however, without an exact year.
Expansion of the long-haul fleet
what is striking is that the insurance industry, which flourished in the past years, in employment on the brakes, goes back on a growth course. The Zurich insurance, which has deleted in the past year 500, in the next one to two years, approximately 150 additional customers as a consultant. Also, the biggest health insurer CSS, Groupe Mutuel, the furniture, the Swica, the Vaudoise and the Visana plan in the new year Expansion of your staff.
Not only the need for insurance solutions, but also the continued desire to travel in Switzerland provides for an increase in jobs. This is particularly impressive at Zurich airport. The Swiss, which has already been created in the past year, 113 new jobs, will continue to expand at the beginning of the new year.
reason is the Expansion of the long-haul fleet with two new Boeing 777. Spokesman Florian Flämig says: "at the beginning of 2019, we are growing again with two long-haul aircraft and thus create hundreds of new jobs, on the ground, but also on Board our aircraft." Due to the strong growth of the Swiss in the the new year 650 Flight Attendants and some 60 to 80 pilots.
export industry benefits from strong economic activity abroad
The Expansion of the largest Swiss airline has a positive effect on the staff of other companies at Zurich airport. The ground handlers, Swissport expects to 2019, due to the predicted increase in flight movements with a set structure. The aircraft warter SR Technics expects to see growth in the business area of turbine maintenance, repair and overhaul at Zurich airport. Also at the airports in Basel and Geneva, he wants to put his growth plans. The airport Zurich itself is due to the ever increasing passenger numbers by a further Expansion of its jobs.
last but Not least the giant project "The Circle" at the airport will provide new Jobs. On the largest construction site in Switzerland at the moment, every day, to be built in a Million Swiss francs. By the end of 2019, the service centre with offices, Hotels, Restaurants, shops and a branch of the University hospital of Zurich will be opened. Then 6500 jobs will be created here.
Valais will benefit
The boom in almost all regions of the world has a positive effect on the Swiss export industry. The Swatch Group, the largest industrial employer in Switzerland, has created in the past year 800. Group chief Executive Nick Hayek shows for 2019 is optimistic.
The Wallis will benefit from the strong growth in the chemicals manufacturer and pharmaceutical supplier Lonza. He is currently building in Visp, a new production complex for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. "Due to the growth projects at its site in Visp, to be built in the coming years, several Hundred new jobs," says spokesman Renzo Cicillini.
Other industry companies such as Schindler, Bosch, Pilate, Endress & Hauser, Conzzeta, micron, or Victorinox report a good capacity utilisation and plan accordingly for the Expansion of jobs in Switzerland.
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Created: 30.12.2018, 14:53 PM