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  • Obligation to report job vacancies in 2021 | Covid-19 quarantine measures for arrivals from regions with increased risk of infections

News and current developments on work and residence permits - November 2020

19 November 2020

Obligation to report job vacancies in 2021

Since July 2018, the new job registration obligation has been in force for professions with above-average unemployment. For companies in Switzerland, this means that vacancies in occupational types with an average annual unemployment rate of 5 percent must be reported to the responsible regional employment agency (RAV). Only after notification may vacancies for these types of professions be advertised or filled elsewhere. The list of occupational types specifies which occupational types are subject to compulsory registration from 1 January to 31 December 2021. Due to the significant increase in unemployment from March 2020, the number of professions that will become subject to compulsory registration in 2021 has increased significantly compared to 2020. As of January 2021, the following types of professions, among others, will also be subject to compulsory registration in addition to the types of professions previously subject to compulsory registration. The complete list of the professions subject to reporting requirements can be found in the link above.

  • Managers in sales and marketing
  • Technical sales staff
  • Sales specialists (field sales representative, sales expert)
  • Conference and event planners
  • Cooks
  • Floor and tile layers

We recommend using Check-Up 2021 to check quick and easy whether a profession is subject to the obligation to report.

Covid-19 quarantine measures for arrivals from regions with increased risk of infections

In Switzerland, a quarantine obligation continues to apply to travellers from certain countries and areas in which the risk of infection is 60 higher than the incidence in Switzerland. A negative Covid test result does not abrogate the quarantine regulations in Switzerland. As of 23 November 2020, travellers from the following countries will be subject to quarantine regulations:

-       France - Overseas territory Polynésie francaise

-       Austria - Province of Upper Austria and Salzburg

-       Andorra

-       Luxembourg

-       Montenegro

-       Czech Republic