Advance-notice job vacancies

Following up on the February 2014 referendum against mass immigration, as of 1 July 2018, employers had to notify the Regional Employment Offices (RAVs/ORPs) vacancies in the types of occupations where the national unemployment rate is at least 8%.

On 1st January 2020, the unemployment rate value has been lowered to 5% and a new occupational nomenclature will be applied.

Employers submitted nearly 120,000 advertisements to the public employment service, i.e. a total of approximately 200,000 positions subject to the obligation to advertise.

The regional employment offices (RAVs/ORPs) have submitted at least one application in almost 55% of the 120,000 advertisements in total. Overall, some 195,000 job-seeker files were offered. In 91% of the cases, employers gave their opinion on the files submitted.

After analysis, it can be seen that more than 8% of the job advertisements for which the RAVs/ORPs proposed candidates resulted in at least one recruitment.

We can therefore estimate that, over a year, around 16’000 Swiss based unemployed professionals have benefit from the initiative.

Based on an estimated number of published job advertisement in the same period (around 720 000 vacancies), the impact of the initiative remained rather low (around 2%).

The impact of lowering the rate from 8 to 5% remains to be observed.

About 120’000 persons are currently registered as unemployed in Switzerland,

Although hiring organizations have played along, avoiding a fine that can go up to 40’000 francs per non reported job opening, only 25% of job seekers have created a login to access the restricted area on the internet portal travail.swiss/arbeit.swiss in Job-Room.

Only job seekers who have registered with the RAV/ORP and have received a personal ID can register to Travail.swiss/arbeit.swiss and access to the «Advance-notice job vacancies».

Test your knowledge about the Swiss job market

The Swiss job market has its interesting specificities rooted in the country cultural and economic context. We have prepared a quiz as an entertaining introduction to the Swiss job market.
Give it a try and challenge your perceptions and beliefs about this market.

job4U2 facilitates dual career partners adjustment to the new location by enabling their access to a local professional activity. Our motto: “Relocation is a project for both”.

♦ Career Coaching in the areas, career orientation, job search and company creation, to international professionals with divers cultural and professional backgrounds and different seniority levels
♦ Support professionals in deploying their career in Switzerland focusing on career orientation, project definition, personal branding, social media strategy, powerful application file, application strategy, hidden market access, fast networking methodologies, and performance during the recruitment process
♦ Creative solutions to specific and challenging situations such as atypical career paths, part time occupation requirements , work-life balance aspirations, etc.
♦ Train and support HR professionals on the topic dual career in the recruitment process.

Job search: 5 min to improve your resilience with cardiac coherence

Job search, especially when associated to the experience of relocating aboard, can be a true emotional rollercoaster going from pick of stress, melancholy and period of tremendous excitement.

It does take resilience to go through this period and resilience is something that require attention and care. One of the little effort- little time action with big impact- big benefit and accessible to all is Cardia coherence.

The cardiac coherence is a rhythmic or a coherent heart rate variability that balances the nervous system and emotional state.
Our natural tendency is to breathe at a rate of two to three seconds per inhale and exhale, consuming an amount of air that is proportional to the length of our breaths. In coherent breathing the length of both the inhale and exhale is around six seconds. There are tools to support the implementation of this slightly forced rhythmic, one of them is the app Kardia.

Your body achieving 5 hours of positive health results after 5 minutes of cardiac coherence, to maintain the benefit all along your day, it’s recommended to perform the exercice every 5 hours.

Sandrine van den Oudenhoven
job4U2

About the author:
sandrinepicture_contactSandrine van den Oudenhoven helps dual career couples to make their relocation in Switzerland a project for both. With the job4U2 programs, she is supporting the accompanying partners’ professional integration by sharing her knowledge of the Swiss economic network, of the recruiters’ expectations and custom, but also by deploying her ability to nurture individuals’ motivation and positive energy during this period of major changes.

The 10 WEFORUM emerging technologies of 2019 in Switzerland

We’ve listed where to find more information in Switzerland about the 10 remerging technologies identified by the Word Economic Forum.

Most of them are key development areas for Switzerland

*Biopastic: Fribourg- Palstic update conference:
14th November, 2019 8.30 – 17.00 School of Engineering and Architecture Fribourg
More info: https://bioplasticsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Flyer-Plastics-update-2019-A5-impression-002.pdf

*Social Robot: during the site of The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics. https://nccr-robotics.ch/

*Tiny lenses: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
On the site of https://www.swissphotonics.net/workshops_7

*Disordered Proteins
At the Intrinsically Disordered Proteins conference in Les Diablerets (June 21 – 26, 2020) https://www.grc.org/intrinsically-disordered-proteins-conference/2020/
As well, in the labs of Clariant, a Swiss speciality chemicals company with HQ in Muttenz. https://www.clariant.com

*Collaborative telepresence
On the site of Virtual Switzerland national network for immersive technologies and virtual environments simulation supported by the Confederation (Innosuisse), http://virtualswitzerland.org/

*Safer Nuclear reactor
A the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate which is the national regulatory authority with responsibility for nuclear energy.
https://www.ensi.ch/en/

*DNA Data Storage
ETHZ Researchers have developed a method for writing vast amounts of information in DNA and storing it inside a synthetic fossil
https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2015/02/data-storage-for-eternity.html
Swiss DNAlysis performs Laboratory analysis and storage exclusively performed in Switzerland accredited by Swiss Federal Office of Public Health following Swiss patient data protection rules, eligible for coverage by health insurance.

*Energy storage
BFH-CSEM Energy Storage Research Centre
https://energystorageoverview.bfh.ch/

15 trendy jobs for the future- 3 criteria to find yours (part 3/5: Environment Care)

The jobs selected for this series of blogs are all occupations which demand will increase in the coming years.
5 categories will see the most important upwards trends: Healthcare and Personal Care / IT & Digitalisation / Environment Care / Education and Professional supports / Factory 4.0.

For each presented trendy job, we provide 3 criteria to help you assess if that is something for you:

  • Entrance efforts: How much learning efforts one would need to deploy to step in that new occupation field: low, mid, high.
  • Growth trend: Some sectors will grow faster and more intensively than others: low, mid, high.
  • Local Language requirements: Some occupations will have some global or regional reach and some others will be more local, implying different languages requirements: low, high.

In today’s blog, the focus is given to 3 jobs in the category Environment Care.
When available, we provide some further information about the way, in Switzerland, to educate yourself for these professions.

RECYCLER/WASTE MANAGER

The recycling sector will create millions of new high tech green jobs. Some roles combine waste management and recycling functions, while others split them into separate jobs. Tomorrow’s recyclers won’t be sorting materials or products for recycling they will be turning the concept of a circular economy into reality. Most will work within the manufacturing industries selves to improve the company’s management of its waste and energy A waste manager organizes and manages waste disposal, collection and recycling facilities. He/she may also be responsible for waste treatment and street cleaning operations. Being up to date with legislation is fully part of the skill set expected from a waste manager.

Entrance effort: low to high (depending on the seniority/leadership required by the job)
Growth trend: high
Local Language requirement: high

Education: Educations available in Switzerland include the apprenticeship (CFC Recycler), The Nature and environment specialist federal degree and the Bachelor of Science HES in energy and environmental technologies

SOLAR CELL TECHNICIAN

Solar Technicians maintain solar power systems, so they work at their highest capacity. This can mean working with a passive system, such as heat from a window, or an active system, such as solar panels on a roof that gather and direct sunlight into storage batteries. Maintaining these systems entails repairing solar panels, replacing pumps or fans, and exploring more effective designs.
Solar Technicians  team up with Solar Engineers  tp designed  new product or process, and assist in its installation and maintenance.
The roles also implies evaluation of what materials retain the most energy from the sun, consider different storage options, and create lighter, more portable, and more economical products.

Entrance effort: low to high (depending on the seniority/leadership required by the job)
Growth trend: high
Local Language requirement: mid

Education: Chef(fe) de projet en montage solaire avec brevet fédéral Brevet fédéral BF, Diplôme fédéral DF Bachelor of Science HES⁠-⁠SO en Energie et techniques environnementales

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CONSULTANT

Most renewable energy consultants primarily work out of consulting offices offering technical advice and project management assistance. They help their clients update and implement policies and procedures that ensure the delivery of the highest quality customer service in the most cost-effective manners. They analyze and evaluate renewable electric and gas technologies from a wide range of data sources to identify different risks, factors and scenarios that may impact the project.

Entrance effort: high
Growth trend: mid
Local Language requirement: mid

Education: A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Alternative and Renewable Energy is the ideal starting point for an aspiring renewable energy consultant, some distance learning option are available on the market. In Switzerland, the EPFL offers a master’s program in Energy Science and Technology and a Master’s degree program in Energy Science and Technology (MEST) is offered by ETH Zurich

In upcoming blogs you will discover jobs related to Education and Professional supports

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Sandrine van den Oudenhoven
job4U2 About the author:

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Sandrine van den Oudenhoven helps dual career couples to make their relocation in Switzerland a project for both. With the job4U2 programs, she is supporting the accompanying partners’ professional integration by sharing her knowledge of the Swiss economic network, of the recruiters’ expectations and custom, but also by deploying her ability to nurture individuals’ motivation and positive energy during this period of major changes.