Finding a job
The search for a job can be done through various channels, for example by consulting online ad portals, Ticino daily newspapers or municipal bulletin boards. Consulting them regularly can be of great help.
City of Lugano public tenders
The City of Lugano periodically puts out to tender various job positions in the municipal administration. Notices are published regularly in the vacancy announcements section (Concorsi di lavoro). Applications should be sent via the Online Desk (Sportello online).
Thanks to the LuganoNetWork service, the City offers citizens free advice to help them find a job. LuganoNetWork is also aimed at companies by providing them with support in the pre-selection of personnel (workers, interns and apprentices). Even those who are reflecting on their studies, internships or apprenticeships can consult LuganoNetWork for a free consultation.
It is also possible to make free use of Spazio Lavoro, a welcoming environment designed specifically for those who are looking for a job or training, where a consultant is available and where there are computers, a printer, newspapers, information material and job vacancy announcements.
Internships in the Lugano municipal administration
The City of Lugano offers two types of internships within the municipal administration, depending on age and curriculum.
The Training and Development Department of the Human Resources Division offers the possibility of professional internships of varying lengths and types to young people who wish to undertake an internship with different objectives.
LuganoNetWork organises orientation and observation internships reserved for pupils resident in Lugano who are in their third or fourth year of secondary school.
In the event of unemployment, Swiss residents (Swiss nationals or foreigners with a B or C permit) can apply to the regional employment offices (RAV) for unemployment benefits and support in finding a job.
Temporary and permanent employment agencies
In Lugano there are several temporary and permanent employment agencies to which you can apply when you are looking for a job.
A list of addresses and contacts of agencies in and around Lugano can be found at local.ch. A list is also available at the link below:
Spontaneous applications are always a valid search method. The Yellow Pages service offered by the local.ch portal is a good reference for getting to know the companies in the area.