ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Dec 2009In December 2009, the Swiss government announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Press release of the Swiss Federal Council, 4 Dec 2009 (http://www.news.admin.ch/message/index.html?lang=de&msg-id=30549)
Down Jones, 28 April 2010
On 4 December 2009, the Swiss Federal Council has cut in half the 2010 migration quota for workers from countries outside the EU and EFTA. Thus, only up to 2'000 Band 3'500 L work permits could be allocated.
After strong pressure from leading high-tech firms (including Google Inc.'s Swiss unit), the Council has overturned this measure on 28 April 2010.