Contracts in Italy

Overview by

The Active Population in Figures

Main Indicators 2007200620052004
Labor Force 23 298 00022 988 00022 563 00022 404 000
Labor Force (Annual Growth, %) 0.501.900.700.70
Rate of Activity (%) -58.457.557.4
Unemployment Rate (%)

Source: ISTAT
Ministry of Labor statistics

For Further Statistics
Ministry of Labor
For Further Information About the Labor Market
National agency for investment development

Management of Human Resources



Method of Recruitment
More and more, recruitment is being carried out via the Internet. If their CV is selected, candidates are invited for interviews with the management of the company concerned.
Recruitment Agencies
There are public or private recruitment agencies. Recruitment can be carried out via their services or directly by the company concerned.
Recruitment Websites
Job on line
Agenzie Interinali

The Contract

Type of Contract
The work contract is governed by legal provisions and to a lesser extent by collective agreements.
The work contract, conditions of hiring and dismissal are quite strict.

There are open-ended contracts, fixed term contracts, or contracts for specific tasks or occasional services.

Breach of Contracts
  • Retirement
It may be agreed and voluntary. You have to give at least one month's notice.
  • Dismissals
There are no restrictions, except in the case of a pregnant woman or illness.

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