Office for Economy and Labour

We work for the residents and the companies in the Zurich economic region, contribute to favourable conditions, bring job seekers and employers together and we are committed to ensuring fair and modern work conditions.

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About us

Our tasks range from promoting the canton of Zurich as a business location, connecting stakeholders in key industries, granting work permits and business permits to enforcing the Labour Act, providing public employment services and counselling job seekers as well as operating the unemployment insurance and the cantonal Unemployment Insurance Fund. We are also responsible for housing loans and the cantonal unit for Economic National Supply.

The secretariats of the Tripartite Commission and the cantonal Office for Conciliation in Labour Disputes as well as the labour market monitoring unit AMOSA are also represented in the Office for Economy and Labour.

Dr. Ursula Gehbauer Tichler

Head of the Office for Economy and Labour

Walchestrasse 19, 8090 Zürich

Dr. Ursula Gehbauer Tichler, Head of the Office for Economy and Labour


Office for Economy and Labour


Walchestrasse 19
8090 Zürich
Route (Google)


+41 43 259 26 26

Monday to Friday
8am to 12am
1pm to 5pm