Media release

Job advertisements: Constant increase in advertised positions in all occupational fields

5.7.2021 9:33

Evaluation of published jobs on and in the second quarter of 2021

The number of published job advertisements in Switzerland continues to increase significantly in all occupational fields. The increase is particularly pronounced in the gastronomy and wellness/culture/sports sectors. These are the results of the analysis of all jobs published on and in the second quarter of 2021.

14% more job advertisements on since April
The evaluation of advertised jobs in the second quarter of 2021 on and, the most popular job portals in German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland respectively, provides a detailed look at the labour market and continues to show a clear upward trend on the supply side. The total number of all advertisements on has risen by 30% since the beginning of 2021 and by 14% since April. The increase in advertised jobs on and thus in the French-speaking part of Switzerland was similarly significant: here, an increase of 21% in published job advertisements was recorded in the last six months, and there is an increase of 15% in the comparison between April and June. "The constant and steady increase in the number of jobs advertised and thus of job offers on our portals is an important indicator that the economy continues to recover and has already reached pre-crisis levels in many areas," explains Davide Villa, CEO of JobCloud.

Advertisement volume in gastronomy explodes
The most significant increase has been in the supply of advertised jobs in gastronomy - here the increase has virtually exploded with 200% on and 270% on compared to the beginning of the year and the end of June. The search for service and bar staff is very intense, with the volume of advertisements in both German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland increasing more than tenfold - starting from a very low level at the beginning of the year. Another striking development is the enormous increase in the professions of wellness/culture/sport. Here too, vacancies have increased significantly in both language regions - +143% in German-speaking Switzerland and +192% in French-speaking Switzerland compared to the beginning of 2021. A more detailed analysis of this occupational field shows that the bottleneck in the hairdressing and cosmetics sector is particularly pronounced.

Smallest increase in medicine/nursing/therapy and banking/insurance
Even though the number of advertisements published has increased across all occupational fields, there are still areas where growth has been more modest in recent months. Between the beginning of the year and the end of the second quarter, the occupational fields that increased the least were medicine/nursing/therapy (+6%) in German-speaking Switzerland and IT/telecommunications (+25.8%) in French-speaking Switzerland, as well as banking/insurance (+17.9% on and +18.5% on in both regions. These are occupational fields that have proven to be rather constant through the crisis and therefore the growth is now also less strong because these fields had less pent-up demand. "The growing supply of published jobs means that on the one hand it has become easier again to find a job, but on the other hand it is becoming more of a challenge again for employers to attract suitable employees and thus the battle for talent is becoming greater again," Villa concludes.

About JobCloud AG

JobCloud is the leading digital company in the Swiss job market and offers various recruitment solutions. In addition to leading job portals such as, and, the portfolio also includes promising technologies. For example, JobCloud owns 100% of JoinVision E-Services in Vienna, the leading provider of multilingual semantic recruiting technologies. JobCloud was founded in 2013 and is owned by Ringier and TX Markets. JobCloud currently employs 200 people in Zurich and Geneva.


JobCloud AG
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