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Title: Living and working in Italy


1
Living and working inItaly
2
General information
  • location Southern Europe
  • area 301.338 km2
  • capital Rome, 2,7 mil
  • main cities Milan, Rome, Naples, Genoa,
    Florence, Bologna
  • border countries France, Switzerland, Slovenia,
    Austria
  • official language Italian
  • currency euro

3
General Information
  • population 59,6
    mil
  • ethnicity 95,03 Italians
  • religion 97,67 catholics
  • political system Parliamentary republic

4
Learning Italian
  • Knowledge of the Italian language is a basic
    requisite for
  • doing the majority part of works. In order to
    improve
  • knowledge of Italian, it is advisable to attend
    courses in
  • any Italian Cultural Institute.
  • For further information, consult the nearest
  • Employment Centre, and the offices of the
    Ministry
  • of Education, Universities and Research,
  • www.istruzione.it

5
Economy
  • Italy has a capitalistic economy, which remains
    divided into a developed industrial north,
    dominated by private companies, and a less-
    developped, agricultural south
  • according to GDP calculations, Italy was ranked
    as the
  • seventh largest economy in the world in 2006
  • one of the worlds largest exporter of
    manufactured goods
  • Italy's major exports are motor vehicles (FIAT,
    APRILLA, DUCATI), food industry ( BARILLA,
    MARTINI, CAMPARI) and fashion industry( ARMANI,
    VALENTINI, VERSACE,
  • PRADA, BENETTON)

6
Unemployment rate
NORTH 3,8 CENTER 6,1 SOUTH 12,2
ITALY 6,8
Youth unemployment rate (15 -24) 21,6
7
Divisioni amministrative della Italia
8
Lombardy Region
  • Lombardy is a region in the North-East of Italy,
    with the Alps, the
  • Valley of the river Po and Milan as its
    capital.
  • The region consists of the following provinces
  • Provincia di Bergamo
  • Provincia di Brescia
  • Provincia di Como
  • Provincia di Cremona
  • Provincia di Lecco
  • Provincia di Varese
  • Provincia di Lodi
  • Provincia di Mantova
  • Provincia di Monza e Brianza
  • Provincia di Milano
  • Provincia di Pavia
  • Provincia di Sondrio

9
Working in Italy
10
Main sectors
  • Tourism
  • Machinery
  • Iron and steel
  • Chemicals
  • Food processing
  • Textiles
  • Motor vehicles
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Ceramics
  • Agriculture
  • Services

11
Job opportunities
  • Construction -building sector
  • Building Construction Labourers, Carpenters
  • Tourism sector
  • Hotel restaurant staff - entertainer (all year
    through but in
  • particular in summer and winter seasons)
  • Health
  • Nurses, health treatment
  • Services
  • computer graphics multimedia, ITC professionals,
    personal services, connected with the ageing of
    the population in need of care at home

12
Working conditions
  • Medium Salary 22 053 (for a year)
  • Normal hours of work total 40 hours per week
  • (The CCNL can allow for a working week of
  • less than 40 hours)
  • Night shifts hours are normaly from midnight to
    7am
  • Minimum annual leave - 4 weeks (20 days)
  • Break 30-60min

13
Type of employment
  • Subordinate employment
  • Self-employment
  • Public Sector employment

14
Job Search-national websites
  • www.eures.europa.eu
  • www.welfare.gov.it/eures
  • www.borsalavoro.it

15
EURES in Italy
  • EURES Network
  • EURES (European Employment Services) is a network
    of co-operation between the European Commission
    and the national public employment services of
    the Member States.
  • The Italian EURES job offers can be seen directly
    on the web
  • (address www.europa.eu.int/eures) and through
    the local
  • EURES Adviser, whose names and locations are
    listed in the
  • website www.lavoro.gov.it , as well as directly
    on the website of
  • the Commission

16
EURES- Provincia di Milano
17
Public Employment Services
  • I CENTRI PER LIMPIEGO
  • www.welfare.gov.it
  • www.upinet.it
  • www.isfol.it

18
Searching a job in Internet
www.monster.it/ www.mondolavoro.it/ www.cercolavo
ro.com/ www.cliccalavoro.it/ www.consulteque.com/
Professional e Freelance www.espertidi.it/
Qualified www.gojobsite.it/ English www.jobonlin
e.it/ www.it.jobpilot.ch/ German -
French www.okkupati.rai.it/
19
Newspapers
  • Il Sole 24 ore on Monday
  • www.ilsole24ore.com
  • Italia Oggi
  • www.italiaoggi.it
  • La Repubblica Thursday
  • www.repubblica.it
  • Il Corriere della sera Friday
  • www.corriere.it
  • La stampa
  • www.lastampa.it
  • Il messaggero.it
  • www.ilmessagero.it


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Recruitment agencies
  • www.collocamentoprivato.com
  • www.collocare.it
  • www.emporiodeilavori.it
  • www.job-on-line.com
  • www.jobpoint.it
  • www.laborgroup.it
  • www.listedicollocamento.it
  • www.media-work.it
  • www.progettoimpiego.it
  • www.sudlavoro.it
  • www.unimpiego.it
  • www.adecco.it
  • www.manpower.it
  • www.start-italia.it
  • www.randstad.it

21
Interim
  • www.welfare.gov.it
  • www.prometheo.it/lavoro/interinale.html
  • http//www.interinaleitalia.it/
  • http//www.intertelecom.it/chisiamo.php?id100
    Call centers
  • http//www.lavoroinrete.it/ (web)

22
Seasonal Work
  • AGRICOLTURA
  • www.vinitaliaonline.net
  • www.infoimprese.it
  • www.monzaflora.it
  • www.geocities.com/az_agricoltura
  • www.pianteefioriditalia.it
  • TOURISM
  • www.italyhotels.it
  • www.enit.it
  • www.jobintourism.it
  • www.centrirousseau.it
  • www.stelviopark.it

23
Running your own business
  • A BUSINESS OWNER MUST
  • Be over 18
  • Register with the chamber of commerce for
    Industry Craft and Agriculture
  • Have a business tax number (IVA-VAT)
  • Possess the prerequisites for every area of
    ownership

24
Working in the public sector
  • Public Contest
  • One can participate by public competion, pending
    recognition of prior study relevant to the
    contest. Certain jobs are reserved only for
    Italian citizens (managerial strategics post,
    diplomats, law enforcement)
  • Registration in the list for selection by a
    pubblic entity (art.16) must have lower school
    certificate and professional qualificiation
    asked
  • Call up of those registered in certain lists
    pertaining to protected categories (that is
    disadvantaged persons such as orphans, widows,
    victims of war, those with learning and mobility
    difficolties)

25
Working in the private sector
  • Access via
  • Employment Centres
  • Employment Agencies
  • Eures
  • Major daily newpapers
  • Applying for potential postions

26
Living in Italy
27
Accommodation
  • Means of finding accomodation
  • Word of mouth
  • Advertising
  • Real Estate agents
  • Rented accommodation
  • Small flats 450 per month
  • Small houses 700 - 900 per month
  • Rooms 350 per month
  • Large cities are more expensive and accommodation
    can
  • be difficult to find.

28
Prices
  • Cigarettes 4,20
  • Loaf of bread 2,50
  • Sandwich 1,50
  • Cup of Coffee 0,80
  • Pint of beer 3,30
  • Glass of wine 2,00
  • Chocolate bar 1,00
  • Pizza 6,00
  • Cinema ticket 7,00
  • Short bus journey 1,00
  • Football match 25,00
  • Meal in a restaurant 35,00

29
Educational System
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University Courses
Degree 3-year duration. This provides the students with basic preparation, together with specific vocational skills.
Specialist Degree 2-year duration, with access after gaining the Degree. It provides students with more qualified training on specific subjects.
First- and Second-level Masters Degree With access only after gaining the ordinary or specialist degree. This provides the opportunity for advanced scientific and vocational education with lifelong learning and continuing training
Specialisation Course The students are provided with specific knowledge and abilities, in carrying out specific professional activities, also considering the laws and directives issued by the EU.
PhD Access is through a competitive exam, after gaining the specialist degree. These are courses for perfectioning methodologies for research and higher scientific training, always in the same sector. These courses last 3 or 4 years.
31
Public Health System
  • Foreign citizens in Italy are entitled to use
    public health service
  • EU citizens with the old E111 or the European
    medical card TEAM are entitled to urgent and
    necessary medical attention if they stay less
    than 3 months
  • If they stay more than 3 months
  • they need to be employed or registered at the CIF
    or to benefit of a pension or to be a the holder
    of these E-forms
  • E106 E109 or E37 E120 E121 or E33)
  • In any other case they need to have an health
    insurance

32
European Health Insurance Card
  • La ha sostituito il modulo E111 per i cittadini
    EU che desiderano usufruire dell Assistenza
    Sanitaria nei Paesi EU

33
Social Security System
  • The main organisations in this sector are the
    INPS and INAIL.
  • INPS (Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale
    - National Social Security Institute) is the
    largest Italian social security body and has
    jurisdiction with regard to the compulsory
    social-security contributions that all employers
    or self-employed workers must pay.
  • www.inps.it
  • INAIL (Istituto Nazionale Assicurazioni Infortuni
    sul Lavoro - National Institute of Insurance
    Against Accidents at Work) has jurisdiction over
    accidents at work and occupational diseases, for
    which benefits are paid.

34
INPSISTITUTO NAZIONALE DELLA PREVIDENZA
SOCIALE(National Istitute of Social Welfare)
  • National Insurance is deducted from wages
  • Company with less than 15 employees (9,19)
  • Company with more than 15 employees (9,49)
  • Apprentice
    (5,54)
  • The amount you pay depends on how much you earn
  • Self-employed people must pay their own national
  • Insurance

35
INAILIstituto nazionale Assicurazione sul
Lavoro e Malattie ProfessionaliNational
Insurance Institute Against Accident at Work
  • In case of an accident at work, an allowance is
    provided by INAIL
  • The employer is obliged to protect the worker
    from the risk of possible injury or illness at
    work

36
Unemployment Benefit
  • Declaration of status (registration at public
    employment service CIF)
  • At least 2 years assurance against unemployment
  • At least 52 weekly contributions in last 2
    years before becoming unemployed

37
Tax System
  • In the Italian judicial system there are two tax
    categories
  • Direct and indirect
  • Direct tax affects income and property
  • Indirect tax applies to tranfer of goods,
    commercial transactions and consumers
  • Ministry of the Economy and Finance
    www.finanze.it
  • Regional Tax Departments www.agenziaentrate.it

38
Table of tax rates
INCOME BANDS TAX RATE
up to 15.000 euro 23
Over 15.000 Up to 28.000 euro 27
Over 28.000 Up to 55.000 euro 38
Over 55.600 Up to 75.000 euro 41
Over 75.000 43
39
CV/Resume
  • Personal details name, address, telephone
    numbers, e-mail, nationality, date of birth and
    marital status, driving licence, car
  • Education describe the general content of your
    education, starting from latest. Degree with
    marks years and exams. Diploma, other
    qualification
  • Work experience Include a brief description of
    each job/position, duration, field of activity,
    stages, starting from latest.
  • Foreign languages mother-tongue, spoken and
    written level, certification (toefl, Delf,)
    system of learning.
  • IT skills systems (windows,unix), programmes
    (word,excel,pp) internet .
  • Hobby/personal Interests non professional
    interests and leisure activities, sport, visiting
    foreign countries, social activity, voluntary
    service.
  • AT THE END Acconsento al trattamento dei miei
    dati personali, come da Dlgs 196/03

40
Cover letter
  • Send a short letter with your CV or application
    form
  • 1 page typed in Italian
  • Explain why you have the right skills for the job
  • Explain why you want to work for the company
  • Write a new letter for each application so it
    matches the job description
  • State when you can start work
  • AT THE END Acconsento al trattamento dei miei
    dati personali, come da Dlgs 196/03.

41
Interview
  • Interviews are usally formal
  • There may be more than one person interviewing
    you
  • Find out as much as you can about the company
  • Always dress smartly

42
Interview- frequent questions
  • Why do you want to work in Italy?
  • Speak about yourself about what you did the last
    2 years
  • Do you like travelling? reading? Your last
    travel, book
  • Describe yourself with 3 adjectives
  • How do you judge yourself?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • If you could choose, what kind of job would you
    like to do?
  • What is your professional project?
  • What is your personal style?What you dont like
    to do?

43
Diploma and University Degree
  • Obtained in another country are not automatically
    recognized.
  • Every submission is examined by the relevant
    authority
  • The general system does not apply to regulated
    professions (G.P.s, medical specialists, nurses,
    dentists, ostetricians, veterinarians,
    pharmacists, architects)

44
Recognition of Qualifications
  • For UE recognition of qualification is governed
    by Lisbon Convention that ratifies for member
    citizens the right to recognition of higher
    learning qualifications
  • There is a network of national information
    centres- NARIC.)
  • www.enic-naric.net
  • www.cimea.it

45
Tips
  • People are strongly advised that
  • The ability to speak Italian is essential for
    most jobs
  • Search for a job online
  • To look up the offers of the CIF
  • To get in touch with an EURES Adviser

46
Useful documents
  • if you stay less than 3 months
  • Current identity card or passport
  • Fiscal code number at Entries Agency
  • CV and cover letter better in Italian
  • Good Italian knowledge
  • Experience and/or diploma
  • European medical card TEAM
  • Personal tax number (To obtain a tax number visit
    the local tax office, with a valid identification
    document

47
Useful links
  • Embassies www.embpage.org
  • Centri per limpiego www.welfare.gov.it/EuropaLav
    oro/Indirizzario
  • Private agencies www.welfare.gov.it/EuropaLavoro
    /Indirizzario
  • Police www.poliziadistato.it/pds/chisiamo/questu
    re/link.htm
  • Ministry of Finance www.agenziaentrate.it/indiriz
    zi

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EURES Lombardy
  • Laura Robustini
  • Eures Adviser
  • l.robustini_at_provincia.milano.it
  • Rosaria Petrillo
  • r.petrillo_at_provincia.milano.it
  • Carmen Segovia
  • c.segovia_at_provincia.milano.it
  • EURES-Provincia di Milano
  • Polo Orientamento Provincia di Milano
  • Via Soderini, 24 20146 Milano
  • Tel. 39 02 77406416
  • Fax. 39 02 77405094
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