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As an independent contractor you are charging 80 - 100 an hour (but then of course you have to get the customers first and pay for all the licenses, vehichle etc )
100 per hour x 0 hours = 0, for a start up situation without contacts many months will be 0 less expenses...........
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Apprentices around CHF4,500 gross a month I believe, going up to around CHF5,500-6,000. Okay for one person electrician-looking-work.html
There are 3 apprentices on my street and I can tell you CHF4,500 would be their dream! The top earner was on CHF 2,100 after 3 years and the youngest was on around CHF 1,300 when I had a chat with them at the neighborhood BBQ over the summer.
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Re: Unskilled Jobs Switzerland

Hello everyone,

I am moving to Switzerland in three weeks, with a type D visa. I am getting married when I arrive to my fiance, who is Swiss. We will be living in Berne, and I was hoping to find work.

I do not speak german yet, but I have already booked a Migros Klubschule course for when I arrive. I have the drive and dedication to learn German and get a job. I have worked in restaurants my whole life, but am not limited to that. I will pretty much work whatever job when I arrive to make money. Any suggestions for me to look, as a only english speaker in Berne.


I appreciate the help. THank you

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Re: Unskilled Jobs Switzerland

You could try the Post Distribution in Bern, you would need a little German.
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Hi, does anybody know how to go about finding a simple manual factory job in Basel or surrounding area. Any websites that post these kinds of jobs or recruitment agencies. My German is not too good but should be enough to get by in a packing job!
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Hi, does anybody know how to go about finding a simple manual factory job in Basel or surrounding area. Any websites that post these kinds of jobs or recruitment agencies. My German is not too good but should be enough to get by in a packing job!


Welcome (interesting first post resurrecting an old thread)
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Hi, does anybody know how to go about finding a simple manual factory job in Basel or surrounding area. Any websites that post these kinds of jobs or recruitment agencies. My German is not too good but should be enough to get by in a packing job!
If you haven't done so already, would suggest that you register with the Swiss job service, RAV. RAV is to assist anyone legally resident in Switzerland and a RAV counselor should be able to point you in the right direction, based on your skillset and desires.

This is RAV's job database:

https://www.job-room.ch/pages/job/jobSearch.xhtml
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Hi, does anybody know how to go about finding a simple manual factory job in Basel or surrounding area. Any websites that post these kinds of jobs or recruitment agencies. My German is not too good but should be enough to get by in a packing job!
If only there were helpful links at the top of the page to help new users get started...

[Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

English speaking companies + Web Sites for job searchers in Switzerland

Salaries in Switzerland - These and other questions answered before you ask!

Read This Before You Even Think About Posting in Employment!!

Here are a couple of other threads you might find helpful:

Jobs which require no German?

where to look for jobs with no job qualifications

I know you didn't specify English-only and it's a lot of reading. Still, there are many ideas in these threads that might help point you in the right direction.

Oh, and this one is not factory but it's recent and relates to the language issue many folks encounter:

My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

Good luck!
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If you haven't done so already, would suggest that you register with the Swiss job service, RAV. RAV is to assist anyone legally resident in Switzerland and a RAV counselor should be able to point you in the right direction, based on your skillset and desires.

This is RAV's job database:

https://www.job-room.ch/pages/job/jobSearch.xhtml
Thanks for the suggestion but I have already registered but didn't find them helpful at all.

Hi 3Wishes,

Thanks for the great reply, hopefully I find something useful in these links

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Re: Unskilled Jobs Switzerland

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I had noticed a few times on the forum that people had been looking for work but didnt have the relevant qualifications or experience which is required for Switzerland.

I have been in this situation when I came here, 6 years ago i started work in a pub part time After a few months I was made full time manager where I absolved the liquor license course allowing me to start my own business in 2010.

I have recently been looking for a change, maybe part time somewhere, to get me out the pub once in a while and into a different working atmosphere. Last year i worked a month at the airport as a baggage handler for Swissport. Heavy work but as it was part time, I had no problems with it. The reason I left in the second month is because they scheduled me for shifts which were interfering with my shifts in the pub (although we had come to an agreement that I would only work early mornings)

I opened this thread so that people looking for work who dont have a university degree or any useful experience can refer to for ideas on where to start looking for work, or even short courses they can absolve to allow them to apply for certain jobs.

These jobs are unskilled jobs and a work permit will only be granted to EU citizens. Unfortunately, non-EU citizens will have a much harder (mostly impossible) process in finding work in the unskilled market without the help of a marriage to an EU citizen.

Please continue to add to the list below;

Pub/Bar/Restaurant : Requires mostly basic German

Airport Baggage handler: Basic German

Taxi Driver: Requires taxi License and good German

Forklift driver: Requires forklift license and basic German(most also require logitics experience)

Delivery driver/chauffeur: Require basic German (and certain jobs require additional license)

Cinema ticket counter: Requires high level German

Steward/Stewardess: Require good language and Swimming skills, as well as supplied courses
Hi,how is the process of EU member to work in Geneva,do I need work contract to get allowed to stay there?
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If only there were helpful links at the top of the page to help new users get started...

[Swiss Job market] English-Speaking Companies

English speaking companies + Web Sites for job searchers in Switzerland

Salaries in Switzerland - These and other questions answered before you ask!

Read This Before You Even Think About Posting in Employment!!

Here are a couple of other threads you might find helpful:

Jobs which require no German?

where to look for jobs with no job qualifications

I know you didn't specify English-only and it's a lot of reading. Still, there are many ideas in these threads that might help point you in the right direction.

Oh, and this one is not factory but it's recent and relates to the language issue many folks encounter:

My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

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Hi,how is the process of EU member to work in Geneva,do I need work contract to get allowed to stay there?
FTFY
Just check the stickies
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Re: Unskilled Jobs Switzerland

Please could you help me.I am coming to Zurich on April. Am looling for work and would like to write to companies where english is there main communication language. Do you know of any companies i could write to or website i can check.
I am unskilled but i have experienced in warehouse oparative,van delivery with class B drivers license. I have worked on a number of occasions in construction as helper.
Any contact information would be very much appreicated.
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Please could you help me.I am coming to Zurich on April. Am looling for work and would like to write to companies where english is there main communication language. Do you know of any companies i could write to or website i can check.
I am unskilled but i have experienced in warehouse oparative,van delivery with class B drivers license. I have worked on a number of occasions in construction as helper.
Any contact information would be very much appreicated.


You could start with reading the previous posts (and stickies)?

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You could start with reading the previous posts (and stickies)?

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That requires skill---see the title :P
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All unskilled jobs require the local language, which is NOT English.

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Please could you help me.I am coming to Zurich on April. Am looling for work and would like to write to companies where english is there main communication language. Do you know of any companies i could write to or website i can check.
I am unskilled but i have experienced in warehouse oparative,van delivery with class B drivers license. I have worked on a number of occasions in construction as helper.
Any contact information would be very much appreicated.
You are totally unemployable as unskilled labour unless you speak the local language in order to communicate with your fellow workers.

The common language for all of these unskilled jobs is the local language, English is of very little use
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Re: Unskilled Jobs Switzerland

Warehouse operatives usually have a federal certificate after doing an apprenticeship, not exactly unskilled. Construction workers all speak the local language, but I think you can get hired without any certificate. Even if they are immigrants, they know enough german, so yeah, learn some.
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Thanks You all for your suggestions.
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