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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Switzerland

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The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita gdp larger than that of the big western european economies. the swiss in recent years have brought their economic practices largely into conformity with the eu's to enhance their international competitiveness. switzerland remains a safehaven for investors, because it has maintained a degree of bank secrecy and has kept up the franc's long-term external value. reflecting the anemic economic conditions of europe, gdp growth stagnated during the 2001-03 period, improved during 2004-05, and jumped to 2.9% in 2006, and 2.6% in 2007. unemployment has remained at less than half the eu average.

Environmental Issues

Air pollution from vehicle emissions and open-air burning; acid rain; water pollution from increased use of agricultural fertilizers; loss of biodiversity

Government Type

Formally a confederation but similar in structure to a federal republic


7,581,520 (july 2008 est.)


Central europe, east of france, north of italy


Total: 41,290 sq km land: 39,770 sq km water: 1,520 sq km

Slightly less than twice the size of new jersey

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: swiss confederation conventional short form: switzerland local long form: schweizerische eidgenossenschaft (german); confederation suisse (french); confederazione svizzera (italian); confederaziun svizra (romansh) local short form: schweiz (german); suisse (french); svizzera (italian); svizra (romansh)


Name: bern geographic coordinates: 46 57 n, 7 26 e time difference: utc+1 (6 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

Military Service

19 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; the swiss constitution states that "every swiss male is obliged to do military service"; every swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years (2008)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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