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Job Integration for Foreigners (JIFF)

The Job Integration For Foreigners programme was put in place to help expats who want to work to network, get advice, meet a mentor and/or attend workshops.

Although the programme is still in its infancy, we have helped many people by providing them with useful information and tips, connecting them to people who can advise or help them. We also run workshops about writing a CV for the Swiss Market and How to Set up a Small Business.

Big disclaimer: we are not an employment agency, and cannot find work for you but we can help you understand how things are done in Switzerland and give you advice on where to start.

If you are interested in finding out more contact our J.I.F.F. coordinator Denise Mattsson.

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