Labour Market

More well-educated people live in the canton of Glarus than elsewhere. This is partly because the universities in Zurich and St. Gallen are just as close as a variety of technical colleges, partly because the standard of living and recreation – balancing out intensive work – is above average in Glarnerland. That's why companies find highly motivated and qualified employees, who work with great productivity thanks to the proverbial Glarner work ethic. In addition, wages and ancillary labour costs are up to 10 percent lower than in the nearby centres. The bottom line is that profitability is huge.

This environment attracts particularly innovative and dynamic companies. The people who live here benefit because they find exciting and interesting challenges on their doorstep and only have to drive very few kilometres to work. This also contributes to the high standard of living.

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