Job registration requirement

Job Registration Requirement


As a result of the initiative “against mass immigration”, the Parliament decided on 1 July 2018 to introduce a job registration requirement for types of occupations with high unemployment. Employers are legally obliged to report vacancies in occupations with high unemployment throughout Switzerland to the RAV.

Since 1 January 2020, the job registration requirement applies to types of occupations with an unemployment rate of at least 5%. The job may only be advertised publicly after a blocking period of 5 working days. This gives people who are registered as job seekers at a RAV an information advantage and extra time to apply for the vacancy. Of course, employers can also report vacancies to the RAV that are not affected by the job registration requirement.

At the same time, the fundamentally revised nomenclature of occupations CH-ISCO-19 was introduced as the basis for determining the occupations subject to the registration requirement.

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Explainer video: Job registration requirement (SECO)



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Registration requirement or not? Do the check-up

With the check-up tool you can quickly and easily check whether your job is subject to the registration requirement. The list of types of occupations that are currently subject to registration is valid for the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 (see also the separate list “types of occupations subject to the registration requirement” below).

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User registration – requirements and benefits

(user registration – see the link below)

  • Job seekers
    - The registration service is exclusively available to people who are registered as job seekers at a Regional Employment Centre (RAV).
    - Thanks to the registration, you can benefit of an information advantage of 5 working days and immediately see the positions registered by the employers within the job registration requirement.
  • Employment agencies
    - The registration enables employment agencies with the appropriate authorisation to manage registered vacancies and contact suitable candidates.
  • Companies
    - The registration enables companies to manage registered vacancies and contact suitable candidates (their personal data remain anonymous).

With the API interface, companies can also make use of an automated connection to the job room at

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