Switzerland’s job seekers handed boost as work offers see new rise

Switzerland's job seekers handed boost as work offers see new rise
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Good news for job seekers across the country, with Swiss job offers remaining strong in the final quarter of 2019.

Job offers increased slightly when compared to the previous year – by around one per cent – indicating a positive economic outlook in the country. 

The major growth sectors are construction and healthcare, where the majority of the new jobs can be found. 

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Much of the growth has come in the north-west and centre of the country, where job offers increased by 11 percent and 13 percent respectively in the construction industry. 

The biggest downturns were seen in the west of the country, particularly around the Swiss Plateau and Geneva, where offers decreased by 8 percent and 14 percent respectively. 

This was largely to do with the region’s reliance on international economic trends, with industries such as watchmaking the most affected. 

The findings were published by the Job Market Monitor of the University of Zurich on Thursday. 

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