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Italy — 2010 seen as the year of the return of temporary employment

24 February 2010
 
Temporary employment, which under the Prodi government was regarded by both unions and the government as a negative symbol in an ideological battle against excessive liberalisation of the labour market, could make a return this year, Corriere della Sera reports.

The government has abolished a series of regulations, which used to limit the use of temporary employment in many areas. Now it is possible for the government to use temporary employment agencies to find jobs for the unemployed. The government has also dedicated a budget of 65 million Euro for incentivising temporary employment agencies to find jobs for 'disadvantaged job seekers'.

Frederico Vione, Adecco Country Manager for Italy, said "the new legislation re-defines the social position that companies like Adecco have. We are now given the opportunity to have a direct impact on the labour market, especially when it comes to 'disadvantaged job seekers' who need special help to find work."

Francesca Rotondi, Founding Partner at employment law firm Lab Law, said "the economic crisis has changed the labour market. This is now the moment where our system of industrial relations must be renewed."