With a big recession on the plate companies worldwide have to slim down and lay-off staff. Switzerland has been spared to recently by the effects of the recession but restructuring is now also going on here. The big question is if Switzerland will face only a mild recession or a severe depression as the USA and UK. With the first people being fired, formerly ‘dull’ professions like teacher, police officer or clerk get a popularity boost in Switzerland. At the same time international companies are hunting for “hungry 25- to 35-year-olds who are willing to travel”, according to The Economist. For mobile expat workers in Switzerland this could mean new opportunities abroad.