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Help! I'm unemployed

Hi,

I find myself in the unfortunate position of being unemployed, I was given my notice this morning.

I moved to Switzerland 14 months ago and have worked that whole time, so I wonder do I get unemployment, can I even stay here?

Advise welcome.

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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Go to the job tab on this site.
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Old 03.12.2012, 14:02
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Sorry to hear, its not a nice experience.

Some previous threads on the topic. http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=unemployed

Im sure lots of people will be happy to input more specific queries, also do use your HR dept for info... after all they're getting paid for it.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Sorry to hear that, without knowing more details it is not possible to say much other than try the search function. Most questions have been asked already and the is loads of information out there.

Don't automatically believe what you read here, or what the RAV advise you.
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Welcome to the club.
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Nationality?
Current work/residence permit? (valid until...?)
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Hi

I am British with a permit B valid till 2016.

I'm off to the RAV office in a minute to see what's what.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

If you have worked at least 12 months you should be entitled to 260 days, it's possible that work you did in the UK can be added to amount of work you have done in the last 24 months, if it totals over18 months, then you might be entitled to upto 400 days unemployment pay. Please report back after speaking to the RAV, they don't always fully understand the rules themselves this is a non standard situation for them.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

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I moved to Switzerland 14 months ago and have worked that whole time, so I wonder do I get unemployment, can I even stay here?
Book an appointment with RAV immediately.
Unemployment benefit system start from when you advise RAV, it doesn't start automatically.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

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Book an appointment with RAV immediately.
Unemployment benefit system start from when you advise RAV, it doesn't start automatically.
Not true, unemployment benefit start the first month you don't earn at least 70/80% of your average earnings earnings over the last 12 months, as that the point when an insured event occurs.

It's true you have to apply & they don't start automatically, making an appointment is a good idea. Your employer has to allow you time off work to go & for any job interviews.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Hi,

Well the RAV say I can't claim anything till after the last salary payment which is okay, and then I have to take in a raft of documents.

Thanks everyone for your comments it's been good to hear everyone's views and advise.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Well my ex employers asked me to leave immediately but kindly offered to help should the need arise.

So I'll take some time to complete my studies and look for something as we go along.




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Not true, unemployment benefit start the first month you don't earn at least 70/80% of your average earnings earnings over the last 12 months, as that the point when an insured event occurs.

It's true you have to apply & they don't start automatically, making an appointment is a good idea. Your employer has to allow you time off work to go & for any job interviews.
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

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Well the RAV say I can't claim anything till after the last salary payment which is okay, and then I have to take in a raft of documents.

Thanks everyone for your comments it's been good to hear everyone's views and advise.
I've posted thismany times, but anyway - I was twice unemployed for one month each... so I have some experience with the RAV as well as finding jobs in Switzerland.

1. The most common misperceptionisthat the RAV would help you. They don't. Their job is to make sure that you only get the money you are entitled to and only if you fulfill the legal requirements. So listen careful to all the papers they want, make sure you fulfill all the requirements and most important of all: document every effort you make finding a job. A simple excel sheet is enough for the start, they will provide you some forms later. Simply keep track, when and to what company you applied to and ideally keep copies of the ads. Your coucelor basically wants to see that you are putting some effort in finding a new job and while I am sure you do, do you need to be prepared to proof it. Last time I simple showed her a big folder which was at the end of my notice period already full with 100 ads and applications - no more questions from her then.

2. Start looking now. You are probably still working in your old job, but finding a new one in Switzerland takes time. A lot of it. So please do not expect to find one in a week or two - could happen, but most likely not. Be prepared that the next months are not financially hard if you follow the system, but stressfull for yourself as applying is not the most enjoyable work one can do...

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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

What is your skill set?
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Re: Help! I'm unemployed

Shiiiiit, sucks.

As above, what do you do?

For some there are lots of jobs, for others not so much.

Some people have said it takes a long time to find a job here, but everytime I have looked I get one so, it really depends what you do. FYI, I been here 2.5 years and am in my 3rd job out of choice, so........, just drumming the point that the jobs are there if you have the skill set.

Good luck all the same.
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