Switzerland -Lack of training in listed companies -March 09, 2015

The public television SRF surveyed the top Swiss Market Index (SMI) companies.

The public television SRF surveyed the top Swiss Market Index (SMI) companies, and looked at how measures to tackle the lack of skilled workers through further training, integration of the older workforce and steps to improve the balance between work and family are currently being addressed by these large companies. The SMI is a list of the 20 largest companies being traded on the stock exchange. The government has put forward plans for quotas for EU citizens, priority hiring for Swiss residents (except in professions experiencing a skills shortage) and boosting the potential workforce within Switzerland, including older employees, women and refugees. For firms, training skilled workers from the ground up is one solution to avoid a labour shortage. However, the SRF investigation shows that most of the SMI companies were doing little to promote apprenticeship schemes.

English: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/the-labour-shortage-facing-the-top-20-swiss-firms ...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.

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