Adecco Job Market Index reaches record high
More jobs advertised than ever before – with one exception
Cooks, hairdressers and saleswomen had particularly good prospects on the job market last year. There were almost 50 percent more job advertisements for them than in the previous year.
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Adecco’s job index reaches a record high. A café in Schönenwerd SO is looking for backup.
Sarah FrattaroliDeputy Head of Economics
The Swiss job market is in top form. In 2022, 23 percent more jobs were advertised than in the previous year. This is the conclusion reached by the job market index of the recruiter Adecco in cooperation with the University of Zurich.
The occupational group “skilled workers in services and sales” holds the record for job advertisements. These include, for example, hairdressers, retail trade specialists or cooks and service employees.
It is evident that a real race to catch up began among these professional groups after the corona measures were lifted in the spring.
Job market despite fears of recession
The fact that almost a quarter more jobs were advertised across Switzerland than in the previous year is more than a corona effect. Adecco’s job market index climbs to a new record high – higher than before Corona.
The strong growth at the end of the year shows that despite the gloomy economic prospects, fears of a global recession and high inflation, Swiss companies are still busy looking for staff.
Executives face job loss
It is only for executives that the job search has become more difficult. According to Adecco, the pandemic suddenly required fewer managers – and the situation has not recovered since.
An earlier study by the employment agency Dynajobs and the Swiss Employees’ Association came to the conclusion that up to 73,000 managers in Switzerland are at risk of losing their jobs.