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Your Swiss Career
American comedienne Sylvia Day, 45, gave up her communications job to move to Switzerland in 1995. Here, she tells The Local how she’s carved out an unlikely career in comedy — and how she uses improv to fight stress in the Swiss workplace.
When Miami-based author Joseph Brady, 38, wrote his first novel, The Zurich Decision, he set it in Switzerland — even though he’d never set foot in the country. Then his wife was offered a job there, and fiction turned into reality . . .
After spending a decade working in the finance industry in London, Spanish-born Ana Ortega, 32, was transferred to Switzerland. She tells The Local how her newfound passion for vegan food led her to write a cookbook on the side.
After working for a large company, Swedish-born Ann Söderblom, 31, recently took the plunge from employee to entrepreneur. Söderblom, who advises expats on how to start their own business, tells The Local why Switzerland is the perfect place to set up your own company.
When Michael Fontana-Jones moved to Switzerland from London eight years ago, he took on the brave mission of persuading a country renowned for its own cheeses to try his native Cheddar and Stilton. Here, he tells The Local how he fared.
Tomasz Trzebiatowski originally moved to Lucerne from Poland to study music, but his interest in photography soon split his career in two directions. Today, he tells The Local why the city in central Switzerland is such a thriving artistic centre and why he decided to found a photography group.
Swiss Employment News
The world's largest temporary work agency, Zurich-based Adecco, on Wednesday warned that economic uncertainty in Europe meant companies were hiring fewer employees.
Switzerland’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in nine months in August, according to government figures issued on Monday.
The number of unemployed people registered in Switzerland inched up in the month of July for the first time in six months, although the national jobless rate remained at 2.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month, figures released on Friday show.
Unemployment in Switzerland fell below three percent in June for the first time in a year, according to government figures released on Monday.
The Swiss unemployment rate dropped for the third month in a row in May to three percent from 3.2 percent a month earlier, government figures released on Tuesday show.
The world's biggest temporary staffing group, Swiss-based Adecco, on Thursday announced a better-than-expected net profit for the first quarter, confirming that the long-depressed European market is on the rebound.

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