The number of vacancies in Switzerland is currently at a record level – and should increase this year, as a survey has shown.

According to the survey by “SonntagsZeitung” as the biggest job maker in 2022.

 Many employers will create new jobs in 2022

The Swatch Group also wants to create new jobs.

Many employers will create new jobs in 2022

And so does SBB.

That's what

  • Despite the pandemic, many companies will create jobs in 2022.

  • First and foremost the flight handler Swissport.

  • However, Swissport had to cut many jobs beforehand.

  • Migros, SBB and Swiss Post also want to create jobs in 2022.

A good job year in 2021 is followed by a very good 2022. This is shown by an exclusive survey by the “SonntagsZeitung” (paid article). 20 of the 89 large employers surveyed want to increase the number of their jobs, only four are facing job cuts, the rest of them expect a stable number of jobs.

The biggest job maker in the new year will be the flight handler Swissport. He wants to hire 850 new employees – that is the largest job creation in the company's history. Because of the pandemic, Swissport, like other companies in the aviation industry, had cut hundreds of jobs. The aircraft maintenance company SR Technics also wants to create 150 new jobs. There will be many new jobs at the world's largest watch manufacturer Swatch Group, the SBB, the post office and in the retail trade. The largest employer, Migros, has advertised more than 1,600 jobs. The number of vacancies is currently at a record level in Switzerland at 232,825.

The past year had already gone well for the employees. 51 of the 89 companies surveyed created jobs. The largest job maker was Lonza with 1,400 new jobs. Roche, Google, the security industry, insurers, the retail trade and the machine industry have expanded significantly. However, the workforce decreased in thirty of the companies surveyed. The aviation industry stands out as the biggest job losses. Swiss, Swissport, SR Technics and Zurich Airport cut hundreds of jobs. SV Group, UBS, Novartis, Galenica and Axpo have also cut many jobs. The bottom line, however, was that more companies built up than down.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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