Regional Employment Centre (RAV)

Jobseekers and employers looking for staff receive competent advice at the RAV. The RAV aims to get unemployed jobseekers swiftly into long-term employment on the primary labour market and helps to fill registered vacancies.

The Regional Employment Centre (RAV) has comprehensive know-how where the labour market is concerned. It serves as an important interface between employers and jobseekers.

We help jobseekers determine their professional profile and jointly prepare a tailor-made application strategy. If necessary, we assist jobseekers in improving their professional qualifications or facilitate their integration into the labour market through specific measures.

On top of this, we advise employers regarding the publication of vacancies and put them in contact with potential temporary or permanent staff.

Thanks to its access to a thousand vacancy profiles all over Switzerland, the RAV offers both sides a significant chance to find what they are looking for.

The RAV provides the following services:

  • Are you looking for qualified staff? Contact our expert RAV field staff.
  • Are you looking for a job or facing imminent unemployment? Find out about your next steps here.
  • Would you like to get a general overview of the Swiss labour market?
    • provides a comprehensive overview. If you have any questions, please contact our advisory team.
    • offers a job search engine that presents all vacancies in your field, both in the canton and nationwide, at a glance.

RAV is represented at two locations in Basel: Hochstrasse 37 and Utengasse 36.

In our premises are the so-called Job Desk-Terminals. These are easy to operate: Height-adjustable units are available in both buildings on the ground floor. Thus, they can also be used by wheelchair users. The other devices are to be operated while standing.

Job seekers will find open, daily updated job offers at the Job Desk-Terminals. These can be displayed according to various search criteria and can be printed out on site free of charge. In addition, information is available on what to do if you are unemployed and about the rights and obligations of job seekers. This information is also available on the website