When new couples arrive in Switzerland, it is often the case that just one of the partners has been offered a new position with one of the local companies. The other may decide to take a career break to look after children or set up the new family home. When the time comes to start looking for work, the process will inevitably be more difficult than in the couple's home country, as job seekers struggle to come to terms with factors such as work permits, not to mention language and cultural barriers.
To help accompanying partners find employment, a number of organizations have been set up in Switzerland. Details are listed below:
Chemin du Rie 34
1053 Bretigny sur Morrens
079 462 50 88
021 731 32 22
C2YOU! specializes in assisting partners of expat employees in finding rewarding activities in Switzerland. This is not limited to finding professional employment, but may include any other rewarding activity. C2YOU's activities are exclusively mandated by a company for their employee's spouses.
hereigo supports the social and professional integration of accompanying partners/spouses who relocate to the Lake Geneva region. Through a unique combination of training sessions, webinars, 1:1 coaching, regular JobClub meetings and forums, their team of seasoned career and culture coaches develop members’ knowledge about their new environment and help them make informed choices and take appropriate actions that support their personal and professional objectives. Community links and those provided through their well established network accelerate the integration process.
Lutz & Partners SARL
8b chemin des Couleuvres
Carolyn J. Lutz
022 960 70 50
079 417 09 00
Lutz & Partners is an all female company whose speciality is placing top female talent in consumer, luxury, healthcare, and general industry. They work for multinational headquarters of well-known brands on positions based in the Geneva area or elsewhere in Europe.
Spouse Career Centre
Swiss Career Connections
Geneva, Nyon, Lausanne
078 808 35 97
Provides career coaching and job search support: individual support as needed throughout the job search process, with research, coaching, and networking to leverage portable skills for the local job market, career reorientation, educational support leading to a new job, entrepreneurial support to launch a new venture or import a foreign activity, social integration support, employability assessments and self-assessment tools.
Voluntary-run organization whose aim is to encourage the employment of UN expatriate spouses/partners by: connecting them with potential employers; providing members with information about employment within and outside the UN system, self-employment, training opportunities and volunteer work; and supporting the spouses/partners in keeping and improving their professional qualifications during their stay in Geneva.