Living in Switzerland, working as a frontier worker in Germany. This detour may be worthwhile to be able to get back in working life. Especially for those who are slipped into long-term unemployment.

Clearly, people should not supposed to be a employment as a frontier worker. You need to be able to decide their particular life and family situation permits such. To not take the step into new territory, merely because of less salary could look out of it, should be no Argument in time of Need. Certainly not for the younger job seekers.

According to the international networks for cross-border commuters German employers are also willing, older Swiss professionals. The wage is lower, but the companies are involved in half of the health insurance contributions. What is often forgotten: In Germany, the working week is significantly lower than those in Switzerland. Who beyond a Job and has managed to secure the border, are also likely to have better labour market opportunities in Switzerland. Ulrich Rotzinger

Contra: Claudia Gnehm, Stv. Business boss

Swiss employment offices (RAV), the export of the unemployed, be a disservice. After all, who is in Switzerland a long time no work, has a qualification problem. Just who extended his skills, has a real chance to survive until Retirement in the labour market.

here, on both sides of the border in the next few years, a shortage of skilled workers and an Oversupply of low-Skilled workers. It would be naive to believe that a German employers invested in the training of a 50-year-old unemployed from Switzerland.

For him is an unemployed Swiss at the most interesting auxiliary force in the boom. When the next downturn in the Swiss is expected to jump as one of the First on the blade. The solution for the majority of the at present, around 120’000 unemployment in this country is not abroad, but in the labour market fitness.

In the interests of Switzerland should be helped unemployed at the time of qualification. The Basel office should use the funds for the capability, rather than the unemployed to deport for little pay to Germany. Claudia Gnehm