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EURES Italy is looking for you!

EURES Italy promotes conscious, quality and circular professional mobility.

Its actions are aimed at matching demand and supply of labor according to the legal status of the subjects in mobility."

We have a wide array of job openings across many fields of expertise. EURES Italy is arranging this online recruitment event together with other countries, where you have the chance to connect with Italian companies and find job opportunities in Italy.

During the event we will provide you with information on both working and living in Italy and you will be able to meet some Italian companies looking for qualified candidates.

Recruitment consultants from EURES Italy will be available for chat during the day. You will also have the opportunity to reach out to some of the participating companies during the event.

Work in Italy is a Presidium created by the EURES Italy to provide adequate information and guidance to those who intend to have work experience in Italy for short or long term.

In EOJD events it operates mainly as an Info Point with the goal to offer a place (even virtual) to companies to meet their employment needs by meeting foreign candidates and at the same time support, both, to find the appropriate tools for a matching.

Many of EURES' services (in particular EURES on-line services) are freely available for any user with access to the web. If you already live and work in the EEA territory or Switzerland, you can contact a local or regional EURES Adviser to get advice. However, finding a job via EURES does not change the legal obligations and administrative procedures that may apply to non-EU citizens.

If you intend to move from a non-EEA country (except Switzerland) to live and work in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, often your own Ministry of Foreign Affairs can provide you with information on legal requirements to move abroad or refer you to useful information centres.

Work in Italy’s mission is to assist Italian companies in attracting and recruiting qualified foreign candidates in sectors, where Italian companies face skills shortages.

EURES offers a network of advisers to provide the information required by jobseekers and employers through personal contacts. There are more than 70 EURES advisers across Italy and the number is growing.

EURES advisers are trained specialists who provide the three basic EURES services of information, guidance and placement, to both jobseekers and employers interested in the European job market. They have developed specialised expertise in the practical, legal and administrative matters relating to mobility at national and cross-border levels. Generally they work within the Public Employment Service of each Region, or within other partner organisations in the EURES network.

If you are looking for more information about job searching in Italy you have the opportunity to get in direct contact with a Italian EURES adviser.

Each Friday 10:00-13:00 (CET) you can chat online with a consultant who can tell you about:
• Working and living conditions in Italy
• Job searching in Italy
• Your job opportunities etc.

You can log on by using the below link which will connect you to a EURES adviser. We look forward to chatting with you.

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Work in Italy is a Presidium created by the EURES Italy to provide adequate information and guidance to those who intend to have work experience in Italy for short or long term.

This Presidium is dedicated to basic and first level information for EU nationals and Non-EU nationals interested in working in Italy.

Every citizen of the European Union has the right to move and reside freely in Italy or within the territory of another Member State other than that of which he/she is a national. Different formalities are required depending on the length of stay (exceeding three months or shorter stay).

EU nationals and on their own nationality. Due to complex immigration procedures, employers may as well decide not to go through your application.  In order to be able to work in Italy and/or other European countries you will still have additional legal obligations and administrative procedures to go through to get access to the European labour market – and you’re not entitled to EURES mobility schemes.




Gdzie można znaleźć dostępne oferty pracy?

Excelsior information system set up by Unioncamere and ANPAL

For the 5-period 2022-2026, some 40 000 ICT technicians will be recruited mainly by the IT and telecommunications industry, together with mathematics and computer science specialists (30 000). There is also a need for technicians in organisational and financial activities (120-130 000), management, construction and environmental engineers, architects (some 50 000 in total), social science and management specialists (e.g. market analysts, marketing specialists and social media managers). The demand for engineers will top 50% in advanced business support services to companies in the consultancy sector and 20% (mechanical and electronic engineers) in the mechatronics and robotics sector, which will also require technicians, specialised mechanics and industrial equipment assemblers. The construction industry mainly needs workers specialising in construction and the maintenance of building structures and construction finishers (around 220 000), as well as construction engineers and technicians (around 25 000). Demand in the health sector will be concentrated on healthcare technicians (such as nurses, physiotherapists, radiologists and laboratory technicians), doctors and qualified healthcare and social services professionals.

Throughout Italy, 38.3% of the jobs on offer remain unfilled, particularly in the sectors of metalworking (52.6%), wood and furniture (50.4%), mechatronics (49.2%), IT and communications services (49.2%), textiles, clothing and footwear (47.4%). Finding candidates remains particularly difficult for businesses in the north-east (42.0%), followed by those in the north-west (41.1%), centre (36.3%) and south and islands (34.8%).

The professional groups within which it is very difficult to find candidates are, in descending order, pharmacists, biologists, and other life science specialists (55%), doctors and other healthcare specialists (46%), managers and directors (44%), IT, physics and chemical specialists (33%), metalworking and electromechanical workers (37%), beauty care workers (34%), workers specialising in the wood and paper industry (32%), social welfare workers (32%), specialist workers and plant operators in the textile, clothing and footwear industry (31%), chefs, waiters and other tourist service professions (23%), and reception, information and customer support workers (17%).

In May 2022, 444 310 recruitments are planned throughout Italy, the highest number of which is planned in the south and islands (133 260), followed by the north-west (114 840), centre (98 270) and north-east (97 940). The largest expected number of hires for commercial and service professions is in the north-east (42.4%) followed by the south and islands (40.6%); specialised workers, plant and machine operators are most needed in the north-west (25.9%), north-east, south and islands (24%); managers, specialised professions and technicians in the north-west (22.7%). Service jobs are most common in central Italy (40.1%).

Source: Excelsior Information System, Unioncamere-ANPAL, 2022

Gdzie można znaleźć dostępnych pracowników?

Employment and unemplyment rate - October 2023

In August 2023 the number of employed people grew, while unemployed fell and inactive persons remained substantially stable.On a monthly basis, the increase of employment (+0.3%, +59 thousand) concerned both men and women, and people aged 25-34 and over50. Overall, the employment rate rose to 61.5% (+0.1 p.p.).In the last months, the decrease in the number of unemployed persons (-3.2%, -62 thousand) involved both genders and all age groups. The unemployment rate fell to 7.3% (-0.2 p.p.), the youth rate declined to 22.0% (-0.1 p.p.).In August, the number of inactive persons aged 15-64 remained essentially unchanged, with men and those aged under 50 increasing and women and those aged over 50 decreasing. The inactivity rate remained stable at 33.5%. In the period June-August 2023, with respect to the previous quarter (March-May 2023), employment increased (+0.5%, +129 thousand).

 ISTAT, Quarterly Note on Employment Trends, Q3 2023.

Krótki przegląd rynku pracy:


- Population: 

The resident population in Italy on 1 January 2023 is 58 million 851 thousand, 179 thousand less than the previous year, a reduction of 3‰. The The foreign population on 1 January 2023 is 5 million and 50 thousand, an increase of 20 thousand individuals (+3.9‰) over the previous year.

Most populous regions are Lombardy, Veneto, Lazio, Campania and Sicily. However, there is a demographic crisis, most evident in southern Italy, particularly in Molise, Basilicata and Calabria.

- Economy

Italy is 8°the largest economy in the world GDP (gross domestic product) 11.2 % of total EU GDP / per capita euro 28.500

Import of goods inside eu 60% (d - fr) outside eu 40% (China) 

Main imported goods: chemicals, plastic, metals, medical products, oil, natural gas, automotive 

Export of goods inside eu 56% (Germany France) outside EU 44% (USA) world leader as a manufacturer of machinery for industry main exported goods medical products, motor vehicles, fashion

- The labour market:

The Italian labour market differs widely between the regions: Industrial activity is mostly concentrated in the north and agriculture and tourismmainly in southern regions. The most typical sectors in order of GDP size (2021) are: services (GDP EUR 281 264 million), manufacturing (GDP EUR 76 359 million), construction (GDP EUR 20 261 million), agriculture (GDP EUR 7 729 million). The most common type of contract on offer is fixed-term (55.5%) and full-time. 

The latest forecasts produced by the Excelsior Unioncamere/ANPAL Information System are 430 thousand new hirings expected by companies for November 2023 and 1.3 million for the November-January quarter, an increase compared to last year of +12.6% (+48 thousand hirings) in the month and +8.4% (+101 thousand hirings) in the quarter. Especially positive were the dynamics of tourism, with 66 thousand new hires in the month (+14 thousand compared to 12 months ago; +28.3%) and trade, with 68 thousand hires in November (+8 thousand; +13.2%). Keeping up the demand for labour, besides tourism and commerce, are personal services with 50 thousand hirings in the month (+5 thousand; +10.4% compared to a year ago). The dynamics of industry were more contained, with a total of 131 thousand recruitments planned for the month and 400 thousand for the November-January quarter, up b y +8.8% and 6.4% respectively, sustained above all by mechatronics, with 23 thousand workers sought (+3 thousand, +13.2%), and the fashion system, with 11 thousand entries (+3 thousand, +28.5%). Construction also held up well, with 45 thousand entries in the month (+4 thousand; +10.7% compared to November 2022). Fixed-term contracts are the most frequently offered form of contract with about 228,000 units, 52.9 per cent of the total, followed by permanent contracts (93,000 units, 21.7 per cent). The mismatch between demand and supply of labour remained high, affecting 48.5% of recruitments, equivalent to about 209,000 profiles out of the 430,000 sought, mainly due to the lack of candidates. Excelsior's Job Market Report lists among the almost unobtainable professional figures: specialised textile and clothing workers (80.8% of the sought-after profiles are difficult to find), specialised construction finishing workers



Investments stemming from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) will be important for the recovery of the Italian economy. In particular, ecological and digital transition actions will increase the demand for jobs in the green economy, IT and telecommunications sectors (‘green jobs’). The NRRP earmarks 37% of investment and reform expenditure to support climate objectives, and 20% to support the digital transition.

The budget for the green revolution and the ecological transition is EUR 59.46 billion. This covers the circular economy and sustainable agriculture (EUR 5.27 billion), renewable energy and sustainable mobility (EUR 23.78 billion), energy efficiency and building renovation (EUR 15.36 billion), and land preservation (EUR 15.05 billion). These investments will drive growth in employment across many economic sectors, but particularly in mechatronics (especially electricity and electronics), agri-food, fittings and construction. New sectoral supply chains will also be able to develop as resources are dedicated to technologies related to hydrogen, satellites, microelectronics, the development of a European battery industry, and the strengthening of cybersecurity and the Cloud. Finally, a new supply of goods and services will be developed in many segments, with primarily green and digital products, digital services related to telemedicine, smart mobility, electric cars, and sustainable mobility.

The greatest demand for green jobs will be in the following areas: for the construction sector, sustainable architects, designers of sustainable buildings and installers of low environmental impact air-conditioning systems; for mechanics, experts in electric motor systems and/or component technologies; for the environment, environmental IT specialists to develop environmental software and applications, environmental lawyers, mobility managers, energy managers and eco-designers. In addition, the number of professionals required with a mix of at least two e-skills (i.e. basic digital skills, ability to use mathematical and IT languages and methods and ability to manage innovative solutions) is estimated at between 875 000 and 959 000, more than 20% of the total. These include software analysts and designers, electronic and telecommunications engineers, programming technicians and network and telematic system operators.


To learn more about the European labour market and its labour shortages click here:

 Persistent labour shortages in Europe: latest insights from the ESDE report | European Labour Authority (

To learn more about the Italian labour market and its labour shortages click here:

Unioncamere – ANPAL, Excelsior information system

Text last edited on: 07/2022

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