The Economic Development of the Canton of St.Gallen is joining forces with neighboring cantons in an effort to ensure dynamic growth and excellent positioning of the labor market and work place Eastern Switzerland.
Recruitment of Skilled Labor and Experts
For companies in the Canton of St.Gallen, the availability of suitable employees and experts is increasingly turning into a critical factor for success. That’s why the Economic Development of the Canton of St.Gallen has joined forces with neighboring cantons Thurgau and Two Appenzell to boost dynamic development and positioning of Eastern Switzerland as an attractive labor market and place to work. We deploy different tools to support companies engaged in recruitment and retention of highly qualified employees.
ProOst is a platform that aims at establishing a match between companies in Eastern Switzerland and experienced experts and executives beyond the region. During a full-day event, companies have the opportunity to present themselves as attractive employers to candidates intent on growing their careers in Eastern Switzerland. A diverse array of settings allows experts, executives and employers to get to know each other, thus setting the stage for in-depth follow-up conversations and meetings after the event.
Learn more about ProOst (in German)
At the so-called “Sprungbrett” (aka Launch-Pad) Events, graduates from academia and universities of applied science have the opportunity to meet with companies from the regions St.Gallen-Appenzell and Linth-Zürichsee during a half-day event. Companies take the stage to pitch themselves as attractive employers for recent graduates eager to launch their professional careers, while graduates receive the opportunity to personally introduce themselves as potential new hires to company representatives and to ask specific questions about job profiles and opportunities.
Learn more about Launch-Pad Events (in German)
Digital Platform "Wild East"
When seeking employment or deciding on an offer job-seekers value several criteria, among them amenities and props offered by potential employers, availability of quality housing, family-friendly working and living conditions, leisure activities and access to an intact and healthy environment. The cross-corporate platform "Wild East" is a place where companies can introduce themselves as attractive employers, along with listing up-to-date job opportunities, while showcasing Eastern Switzerland as region where working and living goes hand in hand with one of the highest qualities of living worldwide.
Learn more about the "Wild East" (in German)