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Hiring preference Could new immigrants threaten jobs of older construction workers?

The Swiss construction industry is one of the few sectors that employs large numbers of foreigners in low-skilled jobs and has high unemployment.

new labour law 'If you want to keep your job, adapt!'

A Portuguese plasterer welcomes a law to tackle unemployment in his sector. A Swiss firm invited Fernando Rodrigues to come and work here in 2014.

Job market Switzerland at risk of skilled labour shortage

The record-low unemployment rate of 2.4% is expected to lead to a shortage of skilled professionals.