– It seems a paradox in a country where the lack of work is felt, but it is like this: companies are starting to find it difficult to find staff to hire. This can be seen from the Excelsior Information System Bulletin, created by Unioncamere and Anpal.
Figures in hand, it amounts to a total of 36,4% the share of recruitments for which companies declare difficulties in finding (5.5 percentage points more than in September 2019), which rises to 51.6% for skilled workerszati, 48.4% for i senior executives, 41.4% for the technical professions and 37.7% for intellectual and scientific professions. The most difficult to find figures are founders, welders, tinsmiths, coppersmiths, metal carpentry fitters (66.2%), blacksmiths, tool makers and similar (65.8%), artisans and specialized textile and clothing workers (65.5%).
Difficult to find also i IT, telematic and telecommunication technicians (59.2%), commercial distribution technicians (58.7%) and those in the management of production processes of goods and services (57.1%) as well as specialists in mathematical sciences, computer, chemical, physical and natural (57.2%) and engineers (47.8%).
For graduates in the various engineering fields and for those in medical.health disciplines, almost half of the recruitments envisaged by companies are difficult to find; a similar share (48.3%) concerns graduates in mechanics, mechatronics and energy, while the difficulty in finding qualified professionals in construction and mechanics exceeds 50% (53.6% for both).
The companies of the Northeast regions (41.5% of the figures sought are difficult to find), followed by those of the North West (36.3%), Center (34.0%) and South and Islands (33.2%).
Companies willing to hire over half a million people
Yet, as can be seen from the Bulletin, there are over 526 thousand workers sought by companies for the month of September, about 91 thousand more (+ 20.9%) than in the same period of 2019 and therefore at pre.pandemic levels; in the September.November quarter, the companies plan to hire 1.5 million workersi (+ 23.5% compared to the same quarter of 2019). In this way, the demand for work is accelerating, supported by the good performance of the Italian economy.
In detail, the industry plans for the month of September 156 thousand entries which rose to 436 thousand in the September.November quarter, up respectively by 24.8% and 29.1% compared to 2019. The recovery in manufacturing is consolidated with 114 thousand entries in the month and 317 thousand in the quarterand (respectively + 31.7% and + 34.9% compared to the same periods in 2019).
Leading the industries of the mechatronics which are looking for 31 thousand workers in the month and 87 thousand in the quarter, followed by the metallurgical and metal products industries (27 thousand in the month and 75 thousand in the quarter) and by the textile, clothing and footwear industries (16 thousand in the month and 45 thousand in the quarter).
There was also a high demand for work from construction sector: 42 thousand scheduled hires in the month (+ 9.3% compared to September 2019) and 118 thousand in the quarter (+ 15.7% compared to the 2019 quarter).
On the other hand, 370 thousand employment contracts are offered by the services sector in the current month (+ 19.3% on September 2019) and over 1 million are expected for the quarter (+ 21.2% on the 2019 quarter). The greatest job opportunities are offered by the commerce sector (87 thousand scheduled receipts in the month and 279 thousand in the quarter), by the personal services sector (84 thousand in the month and 188 thousand in the quarter) and by accommodation, catering and tourist services (73 thousand in the month and 192 thousand in the quarter).
Half of the places offered concern fixed.term contracts
If we look at the type of contracts, the demand for work appears to be mainly driven by fixed.term contracts with 275 thousand units, equal to 52.3% of planned revenues. Follow the permanent contracts (109 thousand), administration contracts (49 thousand), other employee contracts (37 thousand), apprenticeship contracts (28 thousand), other employee contracts (18 thousand) and collaboration contracts (10 thousand).
From the EU 4.7 billion to support the post.pandemic recovery
The European Commission has granted Italy 4.7 billion euros under React.Eu to support the country’s response to the coronavirus crisis and contribute to a sustainable socio.economic recovery. The resources will contribute, among other things, to protecting jobs in small businesses in the regions of Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia. The additional funds will help increase the hiring of young people and women, enable workers to participate in training and support tailor.made services for job seekers.