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Full employment for IT professionals

Posted on 29 November 2009 by Papessa

job_it_specialistThe recent development of social networks is symptomatic of the trends toward permanent connectivity and total IT immersion. In this new context, Web 2.0 is creating a growing space of new services essentially without limits. Content is disseminated by all kinds of networks at higher and higher bandwidth.

But in order for our economies and societies to enter this new networked phase — « always on » — there are several conditions which must be satisfied.

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Growth of Work in Switzerland – Jobs lack Personnel

Posted on 01 July 2008 by Hans-T

The workforce in Switzerland grew significantly in the first and second quarters of 2008. Switzerland is in particular need of wokers qualified in the building and construction fields and in Information Technology (I.T.).

The job market in Switzerland remains excellent and has even improved over the first two quarters of 2008, in spite of inflationary fears and worries over the general economy.

Job growth has been strong, there are generally more opportunities than qualified professionals to fill them, work in Switzerland continues to increase, pulling in experts from the surrounding EU countries and even globally.

According to a recent Manpower study, some sectors of the economy continue to show marked scarcities of qualified job seekers in Switzerland.

By contrast with the three months of last year, the workforce grew by IT Jobs in Switzerland

3% between January and march of 2008, to 4.5 million working professionals.

The strongest gains in annual job growth concerned the sectors of precision medical instruments and luxury watch making (which Work in Swiss Companiesshowed a gain of 7000 jobs, + 7.8%). Building and Construction also grew by 1.9% or 5700 jobs.

Health and Social Services also registered gains (+2.8% or 12,800 jobs) and services – particularly I.T. – rose 3.3% adding roughly 12,000 during the first quarter of the year.

In Switzerland, 36% of the 786 companies surveyed for the Manpower survey experienced problems recruiting qualified personnel. Our of 10 domains of activity affected by the scarcity of qualified professionals and educated work force, the economy lacks particularly qualified personnel in the building and construction industries – such as carpenters, electricians,… — as well as production workers and skilled technicians.

The lack of qualified technicians, particularly in the luxury watch making industries, such as micromechanics experts, constitutes a real threat to Swiss economic growth and future of work in Switzerland. Repercussions of the demographic changes in progress will aggravate further the current lack of qualified personnel in the coming years.

The report underlines the importance of professional training and continuing education, as well as facilitating the import and relocation of foreign professionals with key skills and talents in order to maintain the growth of Swiss industries and the quality of work in Switzerland.

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Jobs for Young I.T. Professionals in Switzerland

Posted on 16 October 2007 by ThomasP

Professionals and leaders in the fields of I.T. –information technologies– information systems and telecommunications report that in Switzerland talent in the sector is drying up, unable to follow demand, and that salaries are skyrocketing.

At the GRI (Groupe Romande Informatique) a professional organization for the I.T. sector in the French speaking part of Switzerland, officials are worried that there are not enough I.T. professionals being produced by the Swiss school system.

According to a study made public today, 57% of computer professionals in Switzerland are over 40 years of age. Only 11% are under 29 years of age.

The president of the GRI says that the aging of the population of specialists coupled with the drying up of resources in the I.T. sector has contributed to a strong rise in salaries, now estimated at CHF 121,000 / year on average for the sector.

The schools are having difficulty filling up their I.T. classes since the explosion of the internet bubble in 2001. And yet, this is a fascinating sector to be working in, says the organization’s president – “the field encompasses programming and software development, analysis, team management. It’s a multidimensional field touching on numerous domains and stimulating an intellectual curiosity.”

Admittedly, the president of the GRI is a non-neutral observer. The GRI’s objective is to make youth sensitive to I.T. and encourage them to enter the field so that the talent pool will be replenished. In Switzerland, currently 22% of women work in I.T. and the GRI would like to see the percentage rise to 40%.

The shortage of I.T. professionals in Switzerland is creating abundant opportunities for foreign professionals to find jobs in Switzerland.

2008 has been declared the year of I.T. in Switzerland with diverse presentations and exhibits and media coverage toward the goal of encouraging adolescents in the age range of 13-18 to pursue studies in Information Technologies and Telecommunications.

The campaign will be sponsored in part by the ICT Switzerland which is the Swiss governmental organization that specializes in information technologies and is under the SWICO.

Information about the above can be found on the two websites and

The annual study on salaries undertaken by Swiss ICT and GRI for 2007 was made across 240 companies and 20,000 professionals working in the sector. The study concluded that the average annual salary, now at CHF 121,000/year, had risen approximately 3.5% over 2006.

Over 18 sectors reflected in the I.T. branch study, the chemical sector’s I.T. professionals were 13% above the I.T. sector average, and the retail sector was 15% below average. As a rule, university education (i.e. an engineering degree) puts one into a bracket roughly 15%-25% above the average.

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Find Employment – Job board for I.T./Telecoms

Posted on 31 March 2007 by info

We regularly post a sampling of job offers across Switzerland — usually on a bi-weekly basis. Our job board permits those interesting in surveying the employment marketplace to get an idea of some of the jobs currently being recruited. We also supply the contact information in case you wish to follow up on the opportunity. See our postings concerning job application procedures and culture in Switzerland for an overview fo the type of documents and the format of the c.v. expected by recruiters and Human Resources officials who will read your job application. Our listing is a very small snapshot of employment opportunities at any given time and is designed to simply highlight a few positions currently up for recruitment.

Work-in-Switzerland’s selection of current job openings in the Information Technology Fields advertised during week 4 of March (instructions for applying or follow-up are indicated) :

Software Engineer
Swatch Group Research and Development SA, Marin
ASULAB Division,
“Electronic Systems Group” looking for Engineer with good knowledge in hardware
see information on

Experienced C++ Software Developers
Bloomberg is the leading global provider of data, news and analytics. Seeking experienced enginners –
developing multi-threaded, high-performance applications on Windows with a strong knowledge of C++,STL, MFC Windows SDK
Experience in designing object orientated applications and debugging.
Apply to Human Resources, Bloomberg Email :

Lugano in SwitzerlandSr Project Leader
Sirius Technologies AG, Zurich
See infor at
E-Mail to

Account Managers Business Customers
Orange Communications, Geneva – Lausanne – Berne – Lucerne
responsibility for the entire sales process in particular for acquisition,
need identification, bid/quote preparation, presentation of
Orange unique selling point, co-ordination of service delivery, sales closing.
apply now to email :

IT Technical Officer
World Health Organization, Geneva
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/07/GMG/TA100
Title: IT Specialist (Product Analyst-Information Worker Applications) – REOPEN*
Vacancy Notice No: GMG/07/FT78

Oracle Applications Engineer – Job Code 0600546
Merk Serono, Geneva
Engineer will document guidelines for the use of the Oracle Applications
(Oracle Manufacturing, Finance and Human Resources) platform (technology and architecture). Implement document staging and rollout mechanisms for the Oracle Applications
Must send your resume to Merck Serono International SA. Apply online at:

UBS Marcel OspelC# Developer (Job Reference # 21862BR)
UBS AG , Basel
Function Category Research & Analysis
Required: ETH / Fachhochschule or equivalent education
Excellent development knowledge in .net and C#
Excellent knowledge in Database development or Administration (MS SQL 2000/2005) would be an advantage
Contact : UBS AG
Mr. Th. Schnoz, Recruitment Services
Tel. +41-44-234 73 44
or consult the UBS website

Network Security Engineer (CCNP and/or CCSP)
LAN/WAN team is responsible for the sunrise IT infrastructure for sunrise,
TDC Switzerland AG , Zurich
Design, development and installation of new services on the infrastructure level
Definition of security architecture guidelines
Cisco switch and router configuration
Contact Human Resources, Monika Wäspe
Telephone +41 58 777 90 27 ;

Swiss mountainsManager Web Editing
World Economic Forum, Geneva
head of the website team, which includes two Web
Editors, you will be in charge of the ongoing development of our website
apply at

Internal Communication and Events Manager
GOOGLE, Zurich
Develop and maintain channels of internal communication to support
Google’s engineering team in EMEA
Apply via: a text (ASCII), PDF, Word or HTML version of your resume in English to
Important: the subject field of your email must include:
Internal Communication and Events Manager – Zurich
Company URL:

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