Effective 1 July 2018, employers hiring foreign workers in Switzerland will need to undertake a labour market test when hiring for certain occupations where the rate of unemployment is over 8 per cent.  Employers will need to advertise vacancies with the Employment Service in Switzerland for at least 5 days.  The threshold will be lowered to 5 per cent on 1 January 2020.

Employers in Switzerland should allow additional time for the advertising period, review of applications and interview process to be complete when hiring foreign national to come and work in Switzerland after 1 July 2018.