The forecasts for the demand of skilled workers in previous years were always too conservative: Switzerland’s ICT sector is growing faster than expected. However, Switzerland is losing ground to other nations.

The study “Opportunity costs of the ICT skills shortage” published by digitalswitzerland shows: The weaker growth of the Swiss ICT sector compared to surrounding countries will make Switzerland less and less attractive for foreign skilled workers, which can have serious consequences over time. The study reveals what these consequences are and what actions economy, politics and education could take.

The study was created by IWSB Institute for Economic Studie Basel on behalf of digitalswitzerland.

Read the full study here in German.