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Record Growth in Advertised Jobs: +7.6% Growth

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Zurich, Wednesday, 20 February 2019. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, the monthly growth in advertised jobs grew by +7.6% (January 2019 - February 2019); the highest growth for this period since the Index began in 2012. National year-on-year growth was +21.5% (February 2018 –February 2019). The Swiss Romande led the growth in advertised jobs with a monthly growth of +12.2%. Advertised jobs in German speaking region, which accounts for 9 out of 10 advertised jobs, grew by +6.9%.

“We’re seeing an extremely strong start to the year”, said Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page, “In addition to the seasonal demand for audit, accounting and finance professionals, we see double digit growth across many job categories such as transport and logistics, IT security, as well as credit and risk management”.
 

Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(Jan 2019 – Feb 2019)

Year-on-Year Growth
(Feb 2018 – Feb 2019)

  1. Transport & Logistics Specialists

+30.7%

+48.0%

  1. Risk & Credit Professionals

+17.0%

+26.8%

  1. Insurance: Non-Life Specialists

+12.7%

+7.0%

  1. IT Security Specialists

+12.0%

+36.3%

  1. Audit, Accounting & Finance Professionals

+11.2%

+13.5%

 

The Lake Geneva region (GE, VD, VS), which accounts for two thirds of advertised jobs in the Swiss Romande, recorded the greatest growth with +12.2% and +24.5% monthly and year-on-year respectively.
 

Regions

Monthly Growth
(Jan 2019 – Feb 2019)

Year-on-Year Growth
(Feb 2018 – Feb 2019)

Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)

+12.2%

+24.5%

Zurich (ZH)

+8.0%

+10.9%

Mid (BE, FR, JU, NE, SO)

+7.7%

+28.3%

Central (LU, NW, OW, SZ, UR, ZG)

+7.4%

+16.9%

North (AG, BL, BS)

+6.5%

+17.1%

East (AI, AR, GL, GR, SG, SH, TG)

+6.1%

+29.6%

 

Michael Page

Michael Page is a leading brand of the PageGroup, one of the world's pre-eminent professional recruitment consultancies. Listed on the London Stock Exchange (“PAGE”), PageGroup was established in Switzerland in 2001. The Michael Page team works closely with its clients to identify and place the best candidates for management positions. It also collaborates with PageGroup’s other operational brands to ensure that all client needs are met. This includes Page Personnel (graduates and first level specialists), and Page Executive (senior and executive management). Page Group has more than 152 offices worldwide including three Swiss offices in Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne.


Michael Page Swiss Job Index

The Michael Page Swiss Job Index measures the number of advertised vacancies on company sites throughout Switzerland. Introduced in January 2012, the Swiss Job Index provides a unique, comprehensive overview of the Swiss labour market and the most important monthly trends.

 

Media Contacts:

C-Matrix Communications
Jessica Wullschleger
043 300 56 67
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PageGroup
Sophie Kubik, Marketing Manager
044 563 95 83
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Michael Page is a brand of “Michael Page International (Switzerland) SA”.