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Swiss Romande leads in Advertised Jobs with +5.7% Growth

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Zurich, Wednesday, 26 September 2018. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, the Swiss Romande led the growth in advertised jobs with a monthly growth of +5.7% (August 2018 - September 2018). Advertised jobs in the German speaking region grew by +1.3%. Across Switzerland monthly growth was +1.9% with year-on-year growth at +11.7% (September 2017 – September 2018).

Demand for facility managers, administrative, IT support, logistics and sales specialists was especially strong.


Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(August 2018 – Sept. 2018)

Year-on-Year Growth
(Sept. 2017 – Sept. 2018)

1. Facility Managers



2. Logistics Specialists



3. IT Support Specialists



4. Office Managers & Business Administrators



5. Sales Specialists




According to Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page, “We are seeing continued growth for specialists in key industries where streamlining and digitalisation of business process is required including IT and logistics. As we move into the budget season, we are also seeing especially strong demand for administrative specialists. The scheduled conclusion of real estate developments ahead of winter, is also driving demand for professionals in this field e.g. facility managers.”


The Northern region recorded the highest monthly (+5.9%) regional growth, followed by Lake Geneva (+4.3%).



Monthly Growth
(August 2018 – Sept. 2018)

Year-on-Year Growth
(Sept. 2017 – Sept. 2018)

North (AG, BL, BS)



Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)



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



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



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



Zurich (ZH)




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.


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