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Hi everyone! This is my first post! My husband and I just found out we're going to move to Switzerland for his job in a few months and I have to find a new job there. I can't believe this change since I've been in California my whole life and I'm so excited! I am worried about finding a job since I've read so much about the permits and the bi-lateral agreement. I work in the pharmaceutical industry and know there's a big market there, but what REALLY are the chances of me getting a job there in that field with only a B.S. in engineering a like 3 years experience?

Also, where's the best place to live? He'll be working in Baden, so we could live in Zurich, however, don't taxes depend on where you live? Isn't it the most expensive in Zurich as well? I need to start to learn German too!! Thanks everyone and I can't believe the vast amount of infomation on this forum, thanks!

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Hi everyone! This is my first post! My husband and I just found out we're going to move to Switzerland for his job in a few months and I have to find a new job there. I can't believe this change since I've been in California my whole life and I'm so excited! I am worried about finding a job since I've read so much about the permits and the bi-lateral agreement. I work in the pharmaceutical industry and know there's a big market there, but what REALLY are the chances of me getting a job there in that field with only a B.S. in engineering a like 3 years experience?

Also, where's the best place to live? He'll be working in Baden, so we could live in Zurich, however, don't taxes depend on where you live? Isn't it the most expensive in Zurich as well? I need to start to learn German too!! Thanks everyone and I can't believe the vast amount of infomation on this forum, thanks!

Lily
You might want to start looking at jobs towards Basel - the Pharmaceutical industry here is huge and the jobs are often English speaking. You could find a spot between Baden and Basel, giving you both a very reasonable commute to work.
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If he is working in Baden, look into the Ennetbaden / Wettingen area as well for apartments. Wettingen's taxes are rather low. I'd recommend staying within Aargau, especially if you want to work because the pharmaceutical industry is concentrated within the Basel metro area. The commute time to Basel from Baden/Wettingen is not that severe...
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If he is working in Baden, look into the Ennetbaden / Wettingen area as well for apartments. Wettingen's taxes are rather low. I'd recommend staying within Aargau, especially if you want to work because the pharmaceutical industry is concentrated within the Basel metro area. The commute time to Basel from Baden/Wettingen is not that severe...
But Wettingen is towards Zurich, not towards Basel.

I totally agree with the Aargau for tax purposes.
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