The airline Swiss announces 1,500 new hires for the new year.
2022 was a difficult year, also for the large Swiss companies. The Ukraine war, inflation, rising interest rates and the energy crisis made things difficult for practically everyone. This also had an impact on the intentions to create new jobs.
In 2023, however, that is about to change. Because significantly more companies are announcing that they will create jobs instead of cutting them. This is shown by a survey by the “SonntagsZeitung” of the country’s ninety largest employers. The conclusion: 34 want to increase the number of their jobs – only four are facing a reduction. The rest expect a stable number of digits.
1000 new jobs by summer
Swiss is particularly optimistic. The airline announces 1,500 new hires for the new year. The ground handler Swissport, which created 475 new jobs last year, intends to increase the current workforce in Switzerland by a further 800 to 1,000 employees by the summer. Zurich Airport and the maintenance company SR Technics also want to create jobs.
There will be a significant increase in jobs at the Geneva watch brand Rolex. The demand for luxury watches is so high that it has to massively expand production.
The electricity company Axpo, the discounters Aldi and Lidl and the three large canteen operators SV Group, ZFV and Compass Group will also become major job makers in 2023. You have already expanded significantly in the past year. Now several hundred more positions have been added.
Thousands of jobs eliminated
Three of the biggest employers will be among the biggest job killers in 2023: the troubled bank Credit Suisse has announced that it will cut 2,000 jobs in Switzerland by 2025. Its competitor UBS, which cut several hundred jobs last year, wants to cut costs further. The pharmaceutical company Novartis will cut up to 1,400 jobs in Switzerland over the next three years. (pbe)