After two years marked by restrictions to contain the spread of pandemic, there are encouraging signs of recovery from the sector turismo. Try the decidedly encouraging numbers of April 25, May 1 and even before Easter with the Italians who have chosen to stay in the beautiful country and the foreigners who, finally, are starting to return.
Tourism paradox, demand is growing
Yet, there are not a few structures that are struggling to reopen in view of the summer. The reason why? It is easy to say: on call there are no seasonal workers, from the receptionists to the cooks, passing through the waiters who, in the wake of the forced stops of the last period that heavily penalized the sector, “Repositioned“. The result is that in the face of a growing demand missing the required figures. A question that looks like a paradox che was raised in the past few hours by the Minister of Tourism himself Garavaglia
There are no seasonal workers
“If we have about the 10% unemployment and however there are almost 300 thousand professional figures in the turismo it means that there is something wrong. In my opinion, the rules, also to be able to think about contracts. At the moment there is something that is not working “, he said, on the sidelines of the presentation of the new ENIT campaign for the promotion of tourism in our country, soliciting a table to resolve these inconsistencies in the immediate future. flows decree that allows to hire foreigners otherwise, we will have personnel problems for the season”.
“Our goal this year, which is a real restart year, is to reach the numbers of 2019. And then go back to a year that was the most important for Italian tourism. It’s a ambitious goalhowever, we must believe in it ”.
Labor market, critical issues
More generally, the staff shortage in the turismo brings, even more clearly, to the surface all the critical issues of our current job market.
Meanwhile, the number of entrepreneurs who complain about the “competition” of the Basic income with the beneficiaries of the measure strongly supported by the Cinquestelle Movement more enticed, according to some, by the idea of continuing to receive the subsidy than by the prospect of giving it up in the face of an occupation.