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Hello everyone. I'm staying in Zurich for the next few days, looking for a job. I am an Italian guy, 26 y.o. and I have worked in hotels, restaurants or a web agency for a while. I really need to start working in order to sustain myself and my family. I don't know much where to start, my German is non-existent but my English is good and I also speak Spanish and, of course, Italian. I have decent computer skills but am willing to do anything in order to start living there (or anywhere in Switzerland is fine).
Is there some kind of agency, website, etc. I can consult? Which ones are the best? I've visited some jobs websites but most positions are advanced, high-skill jobs. Wonder how people get a low level job there?

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Re: Job hunting

You can look a these websites.

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
www.monster.ch

But with your language skills you'd probably be better off looking to move to Ticino where Italian is spoken. Without a fairly good level of German getting a low level job in the restaurant/hotel business is going to be difficult.
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Re: Job hunting

In the Swiss Romande German is not so important, but basic French at a minimum would be needed.

Lots of Italian restaurants, actually owned by Italians (or Tessinois) in the area.
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Old 07.08.2019, 14:22
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Re: Job hunting

You may also try
https://www.hotelcareer.ch
As you mentioned about having experiences working at hotels and restaurants
All the best!
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You can look a these websites.

www.jobs.ch
www.jobup.ch
www.monster.ch

But with your language skills you'd probably be better off looking to move to Ticino where Italian is spoken. Without a fairly good level of German getting a low level job in the restaurant/hotel business is going to be difficult.
In Ticino job opportunities are scarce. I've been hearing that all along; in Italy unemployment is high so people have a easy way there. Many are cross-border workers too, and basically it's my impression that it's impossible to make a good living there as an immigrant.

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In the Swiss Romande German is not so important, but basic French at a minimum would be needed.

Lots of Italian restaurants, actually owned by Italians (or Tessinois) in the area.
Are there job opportunities there, though, for immigrants? Personally i feel more drawn to the French part of Switzerland, for the better weather and beautiful places in general. I like the area of Lousanne. Geneve seems to be more than full! What do you think? Thanks for your input.

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You may also try
https://www.hotelcareer.ch
As you mentioned about having experiences working at hotels and restaurants
All the best!
Thanks, will check it out!
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Re: Job hunting

I have read in a lot of italian FB groups that going in person to the Temporärbüros is always a good start. They usually have lots of fix-term contracts in construction where advanced german knowledge is not usually required.
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