Roughing it to find work in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Migration Office reckons that in the first six months of 2012, thirty per cent more Spaniards came looking for work in Switzerland, compared to last year.

This content was published on September 5, 2012 - 20:36

Although the increase seems dramatic, it’s still not a mass phenomenon, underline Swiss authorities. Many unemployed live in precarious situations, camping for example, like Nicolas and Victor.

If they stay for less than three months, they don’t even need a short time permit. One third of these people work in construction, six per cent in the agriculture sector and the rest in hotels and restaurants. (

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