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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Switzerland

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The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita gdp larger than that of the big western european economies. the swiss in recent years have brought their economic practices largely into conformity with the eu's to enhance their international competitiveness. switzerland remains a safehaven for investors, because it has maintained a degree of bank secrecy and has kept up the franc's long-term external value. reflecting the anemic economic conditions of europe, gdp growth stagnated during the 2001-03 period, improved during 2004-05, and jumped to 2.9% in 2006, and 2.6% in 2007. unemployment has remained at less than half the eu average.

Environmental Issues

Air pollution from vehicle emissions and open-air burning; acid rain; water pollution from increased use of agricultural fertilizers; loss of biodiversity

Government Type

Formally a confederation but similar in structure to a federal republic


7,581,520 (july 2008 est.)


Central europe, east of france, north of italy


Total: 41,290 sq km land: 39,770 sq km water: 1,520 sq km

Slightly less than twice the size of new jersey

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: swiss confederation conventional short form: switzerland local long form: schweizerische eidgenossenschaft (german); confederation suisse (french); confederazione svizzera (italian); confederaziun svizra (romansh) local short form: schweiz (german); suisse (french); svizzera (italian); svizra (romansh)


Name: bern geographic coordinates: 46 57 n, 7 26 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

19 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; the swiss constitution states that "every swiss male is obliged to do military service"; every swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years (2008)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

21 Switzerland Jobs Found

Job Description Role & Responsibilities Skills & Qualifications Benefits
Nigel Frank International - Zürich - posted 4 days ago
Senior Full Stack Engineer (m/w) Lausanne 100% Role & Responsibilities: Development and design of a clinical support system Owner of several units ...
Frank Recruitment Group - Lausanne - posted 4 days ago
Senior SAP ABAP Entwickler Ort: Basel Position: Festanstellung Umfeld: Unternehmen aus der Energiebranche Aufgaben: Weiterentwicklung und Neuentwic...
Washington Frank - Basel - posted 6 days ago
Scrum Master(m/w) Zürich (100%) Aufgaben: Umsetzung des Scrum-Prozesses Koordination des Scrum-Teams Unterstützung des Product Ownes und des Entwic...
Frank Recruitment Group - Zürich - posted 11 days ago
Lead Architekt (80-100%) Zürich Aufgabenbereich: Verantwortung für die gesamte Business-Architektur Analyse, Spezifikation, Design und Software Arc...
Frank Recruitment Group - Zürich - posted 11 days ago
Leiter Applikationen SAP CC Washington Frank ist derzeit im Kundenauftrag auf der Suche nach einem Leiter Applikationen, mit Fokus auf SD, MM und C...
Washington Frank - Bern - posted 12 days ago
Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams am Hauptsitz in Bubendorf suchen wir eine zuverlässige und konzeptionell denkende Persönlichkeit als Produkt Manager/...
Lamello AG - Bubendorf - posted 13 days ago
Senior Softwareentwickler (80-100%) Zürich Ihre Aufgaben: Weiterentwicklung, Design sowie Integration vom eigenen Business Software Zusammenarbeit ...
Frank Recruitment Group - Zürich - posted 13 days ago
INFOR.COM Projektleiter Washington Frank ist derzeit auf der Suche nach einem INFOR.COM für unseren renommierten Kunden im Kanton Zürich. Sie werde...
Washington Frank - Zürich - posted 14 days ago
Senior Java Entwickler (m/w) St. Gallen (100%) Ihre Aufgaben: Konzeption und kontinuierlichen Weiterentwicklung von eigenen Software-Plattform in J...
Frank Recruitment Group - St. Gallen - posted 15 days ago
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