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where do you find cleaners / domestic helpers?

Where do people doing freelance cleaning work advertise their services or look for jobs in Zurich?

Are there local equivalents to sites like gumtree and craigs list?

Looking in the search engine I found lots of professional cleaning companies and middlemen but no direct way to contact people who do this work.

Are there any places to look for public noticeboards? In one village where I lived before the Coop had an open pin-board where anybody could put a notice but where I am now, in Zurich / Oerlikon, the noticeboards at the supermarkets have glass doors on them and I didn't see anybody advertising cleaning there.

If anybody can refer a cleaner, please reply to my post in the jobs offered section or show it to your cleaner.
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Re: where do you find cleaners / domestic helpers?

As a tip, it's easier to go with a company because they sort out the social payments for you. We found it a administrative pain in the bum to pay them ourselves.
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Unfortunately, I don't have a castle, just a 3 room apartment. I was hoping to find somebody who comes for 3 hours per week and I pay them cash.
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Unfortunately, I don't have a castle, just a 3 room apartment. I was hoping to find somebody who comes for 3 hours per week and I pay them cash.
Whether you pay them in cash or through deposit, you still have to deal with the taxes, and insurance, specially as you mention 3 hours per week.

You can either contact a company, place an add in the local migros board saying you are looking for someone, ask here in this forum (there are some cleaning people registered here), or look in facebook groups, for example.

Remember to always pay your due diligences when it concerns taxes and insurance, even if you hire them personally. You can use https://quitt.ch to help with that.
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Re: where do you find cleaners / domestic helpers?

As they are a freelancer, I would expect them to take care of their taxes and I take care of mine.
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As they are a freelancer, I would expect them to take care of their taxes and I take care of mine.
Not sure if there is some miscommunication going on here: I'm not talking about the yearly city/cantonal taxes, I'm talking, for example, of the AHV. Here is some detailed information in English:

https://www.ahv-iv.ch/p/2.06.e

The ball is not all in the "freelancer" court.
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Re: where do you find cleaners / domestic helpers?

In this case you want a self-employed cleaner, which is more expensive but is a freelancer and will sort out her own taxes.
For example: http://www.tutti.ch/zurigo/per-la-ca...u_17120350.htm 35 chf/hour seems ok considering it's zürich.
tutti.ch, anibis and others are the equivalent of craigslist.
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