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ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

Perhaps something of interest for trailing spouses - and others - looking for employment in canton ZG:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zentrals...xpats-22656941

In diesen Familien sehen die Zuger Behörden nun Potenzial, «um den Fachkräftemangel zu bekämpfen», wie Esther Dunn, Leiterin der FMZ, sagt. Konkret soll gut ausgebildeten Partnerinnen und Partnern von Expats der Berufseinstieg erleichtert werden. Zu diesem Zweck bietet die FMZ und das Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit das neue «Back to work»-Seminar an, das sich an alle Englisch sprechenden Personen im Kanton Zug richtet, die den beruflichen Wiedereinstieg als Ziel haben.

Zum ersten Mal findet der Kurs am 16. Januar statt, laut Dunn werden bis zu 100 Interessierte erwartet. Rund 70 der Teilnehmer werden gemäss Dunns Schätzung bisher nicht erwerbstätige Ehepartner von Expats sein, der Rest ausländische, englischsprechende Fachkräfte, die ohne Job dastünden, weil ihre Arbeitgeber den Kanton Zug verlassen haben. Aber auch Personalabbau, Kündigungen oder persönliche Veränderungen können Gründe dafür sein, dass sie das Seminar besuchen.


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Zuger authorities now see potential in these families, "to combat the shortage of skilled workers," as Esther Dunn, director of the FMZ, says. In concrete terms, well-trained partners should be facilitated in their return to their careers. For this purpose, the FMZ and the Office of Economic Affairs and Labour is offering a new "Back to work" seminar, intended for all English-speaking people in the canton whose goal is to return to work.

The course will take place on 16 January, according to Dunn up to 100 participants are expected. According to Dunn's estimate, round 70 participants will be non-working spouses of expats, the rest foreign English-speaking professionals whose employers have left the Canton. Job cuts, layoffs or personal changes might also be reasons for attendance at the seminar.


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More information on the 'Back To Work' seminar here, from the Fachstelle Migration Zug:

http://www.fmzug.ch/en/courses-and-e...o-work-seminar

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Re: ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

I think that's a great idea. If the limits on permits being issued are to be successful, they might as well make use of the potential labour force who are already here.
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Only can be a good thing, that's such a high percentage.
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Re: ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

So the Canton figuered out that educated married females might be a way to overcome skilled labour shortages? Here is an idea: If you want married women to work change the tax system so that they aren't hit with the highest tax rate if they decide to do so... Switzerland must be the only developed nation where there are no financial incentives but in fact the opposite for spouses to work.
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Rather work and pay high taxes than not at all.
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Rather work and pay high taxes than not at all.
Or rather stay at home and raise kids properly and avoid the enormous child care costs coupled with tax punishment to boot.
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Re: ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

Why are all the threads being closed lately.
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Re: ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

Anyone knows if something along those lines exist in Canton Zürich? Or if I have to live in Zug to participate? Husband works in Zug, we'd move there if we both worked there.

The Troll is pretty independent by now, I'm more than ready to go back to work.
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Or if I have to live in Zug to participate? Husband works in Zug, we'd move there if we both worked there.
The FMZ site doesn't say anything about limiting the seminar to folks resident in ZG.

Looks like a good opportunity - go!
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Re: ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

I'd say, better later than never I (have kids so I really understand this) see system here as tough, especially for people earning less. Day care is expensive (to say the least) and if you have 2 (or more) kids, it will cost more than you can earn in simpler jobs... That is bad as it is stopping people (mostly mothers) from returning back to work... I think from some age this is also harmful for kids who are stuck @home with one parent rather than spending time with other kids, for expats harm is even higher, expat kids at home will not get into Swiss culture and most likely Swiss national languages making it harder for them when kindergarten arrives (I see now real examples of that and major difference between kids who were 'stay at home' and all the other ones).
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Re: ZG: 'Back To Work' seminar aimed at trailing spouses

I disagree Jaceq. Being integrated depends on what school the kids go to. If it's a local school they will be integrated & learn the language whatever the parents speak at home. Just because you're an expat doesn't mean you are in some sort of bubble unless you only hang out with other expats from your own nationality & don't talk to your neighbours. That's the same whether you work or are a stay-at-home parent.
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I disagree Jaceq. Being integrated depends on what school the kids go to. If it's a local school they will be integrated & learn the language whatever the parents speak at home. Just because you're an expat doesn't mean you are in some sort of bubble unless you only hang out with other expats from your own nationality & don't talk to your neighbours. That's the same whether you work or are a stay-at-home parent.
I think it all depends on the kids' age, really. Being at home allowed me to help our son integrate by arranging playdates with his friends form school during the week and following up on his activities outside school. It also allows for more free time to spend discovering the country during the weekend or meeting other people; doing all the housework during the day Monday-Friday means that once my husband is outside the office, we're all "off" work. If I worked, we'd be spending most of the Saturday catching up on housework and errands.

On the other, if the Troll had been below school age, me being home would probably have resulted in him being more isolated from the local community, as I'm not the type to participate in MuKi stuff or sit with other moms at playgroups. I would probably have forced myself to do it, but not in the same scale as the networking I do today.

But now that he's 7 years and speaks German better than I do, I see that my services as "integration support" are no longer needed, hence my ambition to go back to work. Because even with higher taxes on the second salary, two salaries are better than one, not the least when it comes to securing income if something should ever happen to Trollefar.
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Or rather stay at home and raise kids properly and avoid the enormous child care costs coupled with tax punishment to boot.
If that works for folk and they are happy then fine. i would rather suggest that is the minority judging on how many trailing spouses are desperate to find work whatever the cost.
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If that works for folk and they are happy then fine. i would rather suggest that is the minority judging on how many trailing spouses are desperate to find work whatever the cost.
Many of us had a interesting job before we arrived. The transition can quite a shock when a big part of your identity is built upon your professional status. Believe me, your ego takes a real beating.

I went from answering to the CEO and earning more than my husband to not answering to anyone and not earning anything. Today I can see the advantages of our current situation for the family as a whole but as an individual it's not a very advantageous situation, and it took a very long time before I stopped feeling like a complete loser. And once in a while, I still do.
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Perhaps something of interest for trailing spouses - and others - looking for employment in canton ZG:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zentrals...xpats-22656941

In diesen Familien sehen die Zuger Behörden nun Potenzial, «um den Fachkräftemangel zu bekämpfen», wie Esther Dunn, Leiterin der FMZ, sagt. Konkret soll gut ausgebildeten Partnerinnen und Partnern von Expats der Berufseinstieg erleichtert werden. Zu diesem Zweck bietet die FMZ und das Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit das neue «Back to work»-Seminar an, das sich an alle Englisch sprechenden Personen im Kanton Zug richtet, die den beruflichen Wiedereinstieg als Ziel haben.

Zum ersten Mal findet der Kurs am 16. Januar statt, laut Dunn werden bis zu 100 Interessierte erwartet. Rund 70 der Teilnehmer werden gemäss Dunns Schätzung bisher nicht erwerbstätige Ehepartner von Expats sein, der Rest ausländische, englischsprechende Fachkräfte, die ohne Job dastünden, weil ihre Arbeitgeber den Kanton Zug verlassen haben. Aber auch Personalabbau, Kündigungen oder persönliche Veränderungen können Gründe dafür sein, dass sie das Seminar besuchen.


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Zuger authorities now see potential in these families, "to combat the shortage of skilled workers," as Esther Dunn, director of the FMZ, says. In concrete terms, well-trained partners should be facilitated in their return to their careers. For this purpose, the FMZ and the Office of Economic Affairs and Labour is offering a new "Back to work" seminar, intended for all English-speaking people in the canton whose goal is to return to work.

The course will take place on 16 January, according to Dunn up to 100 participants are expected. According to Dunn's estimate, round 70 participants will be non-working spouses of expats, the rest foreign English-speaking professionals whose employers have left the Canton. Job cuts, layoffs or personal changes might also be reasons for attendance at the seminar.


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More information on the 'Back To Work' seminar here, from the Fachstelle Migration Zug:

http://www.fmzug.ch/en/courses-and-e...o-work-seminar

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It's interesting that the link from Fachstelle Migration Zug looks like more of a general event towards anyone than specifically trailling spouses.
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