Job reporting requirements for employers came into force on 1 July 2018

On 1 July 2018, job reporting requirements for employers in Switzerland came into force. A job reporting requirement applies to those professions in which the unemployment rate exceeds a certain threshold. From 1 July 2018 the threshold will be 8% and from 1 January 2020 5%. The job reporting obligation should serve the job seekers who are registered with the Regional Employment Agency Centres (RAV). Thereby, they have an information advantage over the open job market.

arbeit.swiss has published a document (PDF, 100 Kb) listing the professions subject to reporting. If the profession in which the position becomes vacant is on this list, the employer is obliged to report the vacancy to the RAV. The Regulation also provides for exceptions to the obligation to report jobs, such as internships, or jobs filled by jobseekers registered with the RAV. You can see the full list here.

The employer can register online, by telephone or in writing (also by e-mail) directly via the arbeit.swiss portal. The allocation to the responsible RAV is then automatic. The employer reviews the dossiers submitted by the RAV and then informs the RAV which candidates it considers suitable and has invited to an interview. The employer must also inform the RAV if he has employed one of the proposed candidates. In addition, the employer has a duty to notify (but not a duty to state reasons) if none of the proposed candidates has been considered. If the responsible RAV does not provide the employer with suitable dossiers for the vacancy within three working days, the vacancy can be advertised publicly after five working days.

September 2018 | Authors: Michèle Stutz, Martina Aepli, Sophie Schmid

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