ch.ch - working life and unemployment
In Switzerland, all employed persons have compulsory unemployment insurance. If you are unable to find another job, you are entitled to unemployment compensation. To qualify, however, you must have worked for at least twelve months during the last two years.
If you should lose your job, you should report in person to the Employment Office of the city of Lucerne, at the latest on your first day of unemployment. Employment Office:
Soziale Dienste, Arbeitsamt, Obergrundstrasse 1, 6002 Luzern
Telephone: +41 (0)41 208 81 11
In a second step, you will be referred from the Employment Office to the Regional Job Placement Center (Arbeitsvermittlungszentrum, RAV) in Lucerne. They will inform you as to the amount and duration of your unemployment compensation. The RAV also provides job placement services and counseling on training courses and work programs.
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Illegal employment: Anyone who is being paid for a legal job but is not registered with the social insurances, the tax authorities, and/or the Foreign Nationals Office (Ausländerbehörde) is working illegally, which is punishable by law. You can find further information on this subject under the following link:
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