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Swiss Romande leads in Advertised Jobs with +6.6% Growth

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Zurich, Tuesday, 26 June 2018. According to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index, the Swiss Romande led the growth in advertised jobs with a monthly growth of +6.6% (May 2018 - June 2018). Monthly advertised jobs grew in the German speaking region by +1.6%. Across Switzerland monthly growth was +2.2% with year-on-year growth at +10.2% (June 2017 – June 2018), ahead of the average growth over the last 3 years of +8.9%, for the same period.

“We’ve seen significant growth in the first half of 2018”, said Nicolai Mikkelsen, Executive Director, Michael Page, “Demand is especially strong for technical specialists across all functions including transport and logistics, IT, banking and financial control functions”.

Winning Job Categories

Monthly Growth
(May 2018 – June 2018)

Year-on-Year Growth
(June 2017 – June 2018)

  1. Transport and Logistics Specialists



  1. Information/Database Managers



  1. Banking (investment and private banking)



  1. Auditors



  1. Risk specialists




The Lake Geneva region (GE, VD, VS) recorded the greatest growth with +6.6% and +13.1% monthly and year-on-year respectively.


Monthly Growth

(May 2018 – June 2018)

Year-on-Year Growth
(June 2017 – June 2018)

Lake Geneva (GE, VD, VS)



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



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



Zurich (ZH)



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



North (AG, BL, BS)




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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