DENMARK – New Positive List Published

The Danish immigration authorities have published a new positive list, effective 1 March 2019 and valid until 30 June 2019.

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DENMARK – New Positive List Published

This alert was prepared with information provided by Copenhagen Relocations and Alfa.

SWITZERLAND – Reminder: Obligation to Advertise Certain Jobs Now Effective

Effective 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals for occupations with an unemployment rate of 8% or above have to test the Swiss labour market by advertising. This threshold will be lowered to 5% from 1 January 2020.

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SWITZERLAND – Federal Council Confirms Initial List of Occupations Requiring Labour Market Test

On 23 May 2018, the Swiss Federal Council confirmed the initial list of occupations for which, from 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals will have to test the Swiss labour market by advertising.

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OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

Effective immediately, Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has suspended the recruitment of foreign nationals in 87 professions, across ten sectors, for six months.

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OMAN – Six-Month Ban on Hiring Foreign Nationals in 87 Professions

This news alert was prepared using information provided by HelpXpat Relocations.

SWITZERLAND – Upcoming Job Advertising Requirement for Occupations with High Unemployment

From 1 July 2018, employers wishing to hire foreign nationals in Switzerland, for jobs which have a high unemployment rate, will be required to test the Swiss labour market by advertising the position online for five days, through the Public Employment Service (PES).

Initially, the requirement will only be applied for occupations with an unemployment rate of 8% or above. This threshold will be lowered to 5% from 1 January 2020.

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