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Hiring Discrimination Dogs Swiss Job Market

You apply for a job where you meet all the requirements but don’t get called for an interview — is it because you are foreign, female or over 50? Discrimination is not just a Swiss phenomenon but statistics as well as anecdotal evidence suggest it is common in Switzerland’s job market. It can also be […]

The passports of 18 countries are regarded as more “powerful” than the one offered by Switzerland, according to a new survey.   The “ultimate passport ranking” issued by travel website GoEuro on Tuesday rates the Swedish passport as the most powerful in the world in a comparison of travel documents from 50 countries. The passport […]

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They have made their home in Switzerland and don’t plan to leave, but many long-term foreign residents are unable — or unwilling — to acquire a Swiss passport. The Local’s Morven McLean looks at the obstacles to citizenship and speaks to some new Swiss who have overcome them. Official figures show that while the permanent […]

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Swiss firm Dufry International AG has moved closer to signing a contract with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for the building and maintenance of duty-free shops at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This follows a High Court decision last week to strike out a petition by Dubai-based firm Suzan General, which was seeking to quash […]

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People with Swiss surnames are more likely to find rental accommodation in Switzerland than those with foreign names, according to a new study. Researchers at the university of Bern carried out the study on 1,000 housing adverts placed by landlords and housing associations. Two responses were sent to each advert – one with a Swiss […]

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