Welcome to the Office of Economy and Labour (AWA)
NOTE: As of 17 March 2020, due to the current situation regarding the corona virus, the Regional Employment Centre (RAV), the Public Unemployment Fund (OeAK) and the Legal Advice Service on Employment Contract Law will only be available electronically or by telephone. At Hochstrasse 37 (2nd floor) only a reduced counter service is available, that provides information on how to get in touch with us by telephone.
The Office of Economy and Labour (AWA) provides advice and support for any questions you may have about unemployment, working conditions and the economic development of our region. As a centre we are actively engaged in building up and maintaining a well-functioning labour market whilst also promoting the competitiveness of the canton’s business and economy. Alongside the management of relations with social partners, associations, other cantons and the federal government, we are furthermore committed to the social protection of the structural changes. The Office of Economy and Labour is part of the Economic, Social and Environmental Department of the Canton of Basel-Stadt.