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Key findings

  • According to ManpowerGroup's latest employment outlook survey, optimism in Switzerland remains intact: The seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of 29% - although decreasing by 2 percentage points from the previous quarter and by 4 percentage points in comparison to last year - indicates continued demand for talent, albeit to a lesser extent.

  • Switzerland performs well in European comparison and is in second place in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) economic area for its hiring expectations, 14 points above the regional average.

  • Positive employment prospects are reported in six out of seven Swiss regions for the second quarter of 2024, with figures ranging from 21% to 50%. Only Ticino reports a negative outlook of -14%.

  • A look at the various sectors shows that new hires are planned in 8 of the 9 sectors surveyed. The highest net employment intentions are reported by companies in the following sectors: Healthcare and Life Sciences (44%), Finance and Real Estate (43%), Transport, Logistics and Automotive (42%), Consumer Goods and Services (41%). The "Communication Services" sector reported a negative employment forecast of -8%. With a value of 21%, companies in the IT sector recorded the lowest employment outlook since the beginning of 2022.

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Every quarter, the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey determines companies' forecasts for staffing levels in the coming quarter. Internationally, ManpowerGroup surveys approximately 40 000 employers in 42 countries. In Switzerland, the national survey is conducted by Right Management Consultants. More than 500 employers from various industries were surveyed.