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Hello guys!!

So, i am currently in Morges Switzerland as au pair. My contract will end on July 2013. But right now, i'm already looking for possibilities where i can work. Hopefully not au pair again, but i'm not a professional as well so i am not expecting for a very big break. I can see a lot of job postings online but most of them are for professionals! Anyone can recommend me something??

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Old 15.12.2012, 21:19
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If you're not married to a Swiss person or have Swiss nationality then as a Phillipine citizen you come under the non-EU quota limits. That means any potential employer will have to prove to the authorities that he can't find either a Swiss or EU citizen who can do the job. As a "blue collar" worker it sounds as if you can bring no special skills to the marketplace so I think you're unlikely to get another job here. The whole process for employers is time consuming and expensive and not many are willing to undertake it unless you have very specialised skills.
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If you're not married to a Swiss person or have Swiss nationality then as a Phillipine citizen you come under the non-EU quota limits. That means any potential employer will have to prove to the authorities that he can't find either a Swiss or EU citizen who can do the job. As a "blue collar" worker it sounds as if you can bring no special skills to the marketplace so I think you're unlikely to get another job here. The whole process for employers is time consuming and expensive and not many are willing to undertake it unless you have very specialised skills.
@medea fleecestealer, i forgot to say that i am swiss citizen from my dad. I just grew up in the philippines & now planning to stay here for good. I am so new here that i don't know a lot of people yet. So i guess my only chance is the world wide web
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Old 15.12.2012, 21:54
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i forgot to say that i am swiss citizen from my dad.
Normally Swiss citizens do not get to work as an au pair. Did you land an au pair's permit using your Filipino passport ?

Swiss citizens have access to various programmes.

http://www.aso.ch/en for more information.

http://aso.ch/en/consultation/back-t...-to-find-a-job

I am not sure about Morges, but in the German speaking region, we have:

http://www.chance.ch/lehrbetriebsverbund.htm

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http://www.fokusarbeit.ch/unternehmen.aspx

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@medea fleecestealer, i forgot to say that i am swiss citizen from my dad. I just grew up in the philippines & now planning to stay here for good. I am so new here that i don't know a lot of people yet. So i guess my only chance is the world wide web
That'll make things much easier for you then. Have a look in the Marketplace section of the forum under Jobs Offered to see what might be available. Also you could try www.petitesannonces.ch to see what they might have as these are private individuals and not company adverts. I don't know of any commercial sites that would be of use to you.
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Old 15.12.2012, 22:01
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Normally Swiss citizens do not get to work as an au pair.

I'm not sure that's exactly correct. It used to be quite common for girls from one language region to go to another language region to live with a family and take language classes. IIRC, they still had limits to how many hours they worked, how long they could be in sole care of the children, etc.

It's not as common now but still happens. Friends of mine had a Swiss German au pair in their home in Vaud.
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Re: Blue collar job :)

I guess there must be exceptions. I took it from past threads and from officialdom pages, like:

http://www.ch.ch/private/00029/00040...x.html?lang=de

and Zürich:

http://www.awa.zh.ch/internet/volksw...en/aupair.html
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Normally Swiss citizens do not get to work as an au pair. Did you land an au pair's permit using your Filipino passport ?

Swiss citizens have access to various programmes.

http://www.aso.ch/en for more information.

http://aso.ch/en/consultation/back-t...-to-find-a-job

I am not sure about Morges, but in the German speaking region, we have:

http://www.chance.ch/lehrbetriebsverbund.htm

and

http://www.fokusarbeit.ch/unternehmen.aspx

( please use Google Chrome to translate from German to EN or FR )
Thanks!!

Anyway, i know a lot of swiss girls who are au pairs to learn the language. That was my purpose. The thing was, my family are from the german part but i found a very nice family from french part. Now after my contract i want to move near my relatives
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Re: Blue collar job :)

Then those links might be useful to you about personal development, praktikum etc.
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That'll make things much easier for you then. Have a look in the Marketplace section of the forum under Jobs Offered to see what might be available. Also you could try www.petitesannonces.ch to see what they might have as these are private individuals and not company adverts. I don't know of any commercial sites that would be of use to you.
Thanks i will look it up
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Re: Blue collar job :)

Opps, I forgot to reply to Ophe in my last post. Sometimes I get distracted.


Ophe, you can also try to go to the ORP (employment office). They have listings of jobs and most of them are blue collar. Try the online site.

Coop and Ikea both have job listings on their sites so I imagine Migros and the other supermarkets/large stores probably do as well.

Good luck!
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Thanks miniMia I think i will try & go to the employment office. Working in Coop or something similar is not the best for me cause i am just learning the language now. I can understand german more than i can speak. But thanks a lot =)

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