Switzerland

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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps.

History / Basics

Switzerland is also known as “Confoederatio Helvetica”, therefore the abbreviation “CH”. “Confoederatio” stands for “confederation”, “Helvetica” derives from the Latin word “Helvetier”, the name of the people who lived in the area which became later Switzerland.

The capital of Switzerland is Bern City, also the capital of the canton Bern. The white cross on the red back (see top left on each page) has a religious background. The cross represents the cross, Jesus was put on, the red color represents his blood. Each arm of the cross has to be of the same size and must be 1/6 longer than wide.

Finding Work

When looking for a job, it is important to bear in mind that there are significant regional differences in the Swiss labour market. Geneva is the area with the highest percentage of foreign workers (almost 50%) – many work in one of the international institutions, such as the U.N., based there. The banking industry is centred mainly in and around Zurich.

www.jobs.ch : This job market is with the best range of sites and jobs.

www.jobsingeneva.com : Jobs in Geneva and Switzerland job board for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities with English as the main working language.

http://www.experis.ch : Whether you are looking for a permanent role or a contract position, Experis can help you find your next opportunity. Here are some other sites you may check.

http://www.genevajobs.orghttp://www.geneve-int.ch/jobshttps://www.zurich.chhttp://www.jobsinbasel.comhttp://www.summerjobs.com/do/where/CH/Bern

Work Permit :
Non-EU-citizens can only get a work permit if their employer proves that they could not fill the respective position with a Swiss or EU citizen. This can become a complex and bureaucratic process for both employer and employee. There are some exceptions to this rule for highly qualified/specialised and/or top executive management positions.

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

Places to live can now be found largely through the internet, with agencies like Homegate or Immoscout24 offering easily searchable databases for places to rent or buy, including some that are furnished. WGZimmer, also called Flatrooms.com, is a popular site for posting rooms for rent in a shared living situation or even entire apartments. Often, Swiss will rent out their entire apartment for a short-term period (that can last indefinitely) while they are on holiday or working abroad.

Here are some online portal where you can find and offer furnished apartments. You can start looking for a furnished apartment.
http://www.ums.ch
https://www.home.ch
http://www.bern.com/en/accommodations/city-apartments
http://switzerland.gabinohome.com
http://www.longtermlettings.com/find/rentals/Switzerland/

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