Always happy to help a fellow Chicagoan. ;-)
You didn't mention the sort of job you're looking for, so it's hard to be precise with the advice, but I can tell you that generally speaking, yes it's hard to find work here. I never thought it was quite *as* hard as people on these forums make it out to be, but keep in mind that you tend to hear the worst experiences in any online forum.
Still, having said that, the world economy as a whole is in recession right now, and while it's not affecting Switzerland as strongly as, say, the US, it will still be tougher than normal right now to get a job. Don't worry too much about the sector; I've always found that the functional experience was more important than the industry. Then again, I worked in IT and IT-related areas, so it might have been different for me.
The best advice I got 2 years ago when I was searching was to get out here. Employers like to be able to interview you face to face, so come out on your tourist visa, stay for 3 months, and actively apply to jobs at jobs.ch, topjobs.ch, etc. Tell the employers that while there are forms to be filled out and processes that must be followed, it's not a terribly difficult chore for them to get a work permit for Americans. Start learning German (or French, depending where you want to be) and make a point of demonstrating that to the employer; no offense to the good Brits on this forum, but I've always found that Swiss have a particular affinity towards Americans, and showing some effort in the language department really wins them over.
Also, don't be discourage by the many rejection letters you'll get. Swiss employers tend to be very precise in screening, whereas Americans will take the time to interview a broader pool; that means that when you do get an interview, you're very close to having the actual job.
Finally, be careful about advertising that "I'm moving here for love" bit. While romantic, it can have the appearance of impermanence; what are you going to do if you break up (I know, you don't see it happening - but the employer will ask him/herself that)? Hop out of the country? And the implied 2-year limit on your stay will further reduce some of your job potential; if that's not what you meant, then be careful about saying it, as that's the way it came across to me.
I hope some of that helps; I can't really help you directly in the job department unless you've got auditing/consulting experience and can speak proficient German/French/Italian.
Good luck in your search; if you stick with it long enough, you'll eventually make it!